Met with Priest today


#1

We filled out the forms to begin the anulment process. Father eyed my narrative and asked, “How many pages is that?” I responded, “Ummm 36.” :o He laughed and said that he wished everyone was as complete in their application as I was. I asked him how long most people’s narrative’s are. He said 2-3 pages :eek: :blush:

Before anyone asks, I am not Catholic but my priest is preparing an RCIA class.

He said the process could take 9 months, but of course that’s an estimate. I know it could take much longer.

Writing that narrative was not pleasant. There was a lot in there that I had hoped to never remember. It took me two months to write it. Emotionally it was challenging. Thank God for good friends and people who pray.

Elizabeth:harp:
Soli Deo Gloria


#2

Yep. Mine got sent back to me the first time because I was a little short in some paragraphs. I put the whole thing into a word processing program on my ancient Mac II, so I had I could just go back and rephrase and edit. I couldn’t begin to imagine all those people who had to do their narratives by hand!


#3

Wow! 36 pages! Good for you. I plan to start my annullment investigation process this year hopefully, or maybe next. Mine could easily be that long after 17 years of marraige (its been 3 years since we divorced and I am still not feeling ready for the overwhelming look-back, as the look-forward has be overwhelming, too, in a different way.)

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#4

Congratulations. May the healing begin.


#5

Thank you, to all. I hope it didn’t sound like I was belittling anyone who wrote less- my reaction was to be embarassed that I’d written so MUCH!
The priest was so kind…


#6

Better too much than not enough!


#7

Oh, you’re a piker. I inflicted 123 pages of typewritten background and documentation to my poor advocate.

That compensated for the fact that my xh didn’t cooperate at all.


#8

LOL well THAT makes me feel better!:stuck_out_tongue: 123 pages! Well, I could’ve, I think, and every day since then another thing has come to mind, but I pray that my narrative was cohesive, illustrative, and answers any questions the Tribunal may have. I was married 5 years, one of those the mandatory year long separation demanded by South Carolina.

I was told that the Orlando Diocese is averaging 9-12 months for their caseload. I don’t know if my ex will respond,. We’ll see.

Elizabeth
Soli Deo Gloria:harp:


#9

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