About a month ago I noticed a new visitor on my blog: Holy See, Vatican City State.
Yes, that's right, someone at the Vatican visited my blog.
First I was in awe. Holy Toledo the Pope visited my blog!
Then I was worried. Have I written anything unkind? When was the last time I went to confession? Uhm...I probably shouldn't have said Holy Toledo.
Then I called my Mom.
My Mom . . . who with the birth of every grandchild declares to all the world that he will be the next Pope (not a mere priest, mind you, but THE POPE). She was thrilled about the holy visit: You write such nice things about your faith, why shouldn't the Pope read your blog?
But then I figured it out: a few months ago the Bishop of Verona ceremoniously sealed and forwarded to the Vatican the formal papers nominating our family friend, Sandro Nottegar, as a candidate for sainthood.
And because I have written about Sandro a few times . . . well, it was those specific posts that were visited. It seems that the formal investigation has begun.
Wow. I am still in awe.