The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist react to the appearance of white smoke:
Closer to home, the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ reaction seems to have been, in fact, beautifully similar:
A note to our facebook fans from Prioress Mary Ellen Gevelinger, OP: “Habemus Papam! The vision of Pope Francis, bowing his head to receive the blessing of everyone gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around the world, was truly amazing. The Mound bells sang out our own welcome of this new Pope across the fields. May his gentle and humble spirit be filled with The Spirit, as he assumes his new role.”
I am very happy if Pope Francis melts these hearts. Mercy and love can heal wounds. Also from their facebook page, a picture of them watching the Papal announcement.