I've been watching YouTube videos of Pope Pius XII and studying pictures of pre-Vatican II Catholic life. Such dignity, beauty, and grace. Talk about longing for the good old days! While watching a video about Pius XII's death in 1958, it occurred to me that my husband was so blessed to be born in 1957. I never thought about that before. It was kind of a shock to me to realize how so much destruction could take place in just my husband's lifetime.
I also watched a video on the canonization of St. Maria Goretti in 1950. It showed her siblings and her mother in attendance. The crowds in St. Peter's Square! Unbelievable! Wall to wall, honoring her for purity.