This Saturday I was lucky enough to save a downward-spiraling day with a trip to downtown Lisbon with my boyfriend, which included confession and mass at the Martyrs' Basilica.
I loved Lifeteen's facebook page which said: "Hello Saturday. Haven'ts seen you in a week. It's a perfect day for cleaning your room... or your soul! Have you thought about going to Reconciliation today?"
Basilica dos Martires has a wonderful adoration chapel with our beloved John Paul II's image and right before entering you have a "forgiveness" chapel with a huge life-size cross. It's one of my favorite churches in Lisbon and one of those places where you feel like you have to be silent and like the silence is so oddly comforting...
"All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful."