"Xavier had always found that she could be just a little bit difficult to please."

Salt Wars (Xavier Hollands stories) - Derek McMillan, Angela McMillan

"There flashed through his mind an uncomfortable vision of what his adoptive mother Geert Hollands would think of all this if she ever got to know about it.  Geert was the most devout of atheists but she had been baptized a Catholic.  Consequently, she was cross when Xavier skipped Mass but she was equally cross that he attended at all."