I think I enjoyed Mr. Baker's experiences because being Catholic myself and really finding it not to be a burden in the least, it brought some humor that perhaps Catholics can fully appreciate--his experiences as a monk, his late mother's devotion to the Saints, etc.
I suppose I have a different perspective and see it in a different light.
Those things made me smile.
If one cannot laugh at oneself, then what kind of person would that be?
Love begins when the needs of someone else become more important than your own.