Three sisters. All raised Catholic. Living in different parts of the country. One involved in a homosexual relationship. The other married four times. Both completely fallen away from the Catholic Church.
Two parents. Mom formerly known as bearing a close resemblence to Piper Laurie (the mother) in the 1970’s movie Carrie. Now in beginning stage Alzheimer’s but still full of p**s and vinegar. Tends to behave like a 2 year old whenver her “kids” are around (kid’s ages: 48, 52, 58!). Is demanding, irrational, narcissistic and yaps non-stop. Is losing her memory so quickly and dramatically that when you get mad at her, you immediately want to kill yourself for being so impatient.
Dad is long-suffering St. Joseph type who has let mom run rough shod over him for 60 years. It’s way too late for him to put his foot down so he throws the “kids” under the bus to keep her happy. Had triple bypass 2 years ago and walks a very fine line with his blood pressure (no doubt!).
The whole family hasn’t been together in over 15 years.
It’s just a powder keg so I need many, many prayers. Gonna be doing a novena myself the week before I leave.
Thanks in advace!