God Bless Pope Francis

Pope FrancisA surprise to be sure! Few people will have any preconceived notions about this Argentine Jesuit Holy Father. A humble man, clear in the Faith, someone able to reform what needs reformed, but anything but overbearing. A Holy Father so different from our so beloved Benedict, precisely the same orthodoxy but with different strengths and in whom I have high hopes that he may win hearts and do a lot of good for the New Evangelization. I watched online as he came to the balcony, and blessed us, I was moved to tears.

Someone emailed me and said I was on the 10pm news yesterday; I am quoted on the TV channel website saying that “I love him already.” The reporter was at Saint Patrick’s interviewing young adults there for our Spirit and Truth Cathedral Parish young adult group, when I arrived.

I have not posted on my blog for some while, and that is because I have been very busy, and not at all because I have lost interest. And I am going to continue to be very busy for some while, but you will hear from me again in time, I am not sure how long this will be that my posts here will have to be infrequent. From various sources I am hearing indications of the impact of our efforts in regards to Holy Wisdom Monastery, which, although lacking in any detail at all, console me, and I continue to pray for the true good of all.

Pray for the Pope! Pray for the Church!

As a bus rider I really love that, as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, our now-Pope rode the bus to work. And not a luxury bus like Sister Simone’s!:

BergoglioOntheBus[Update 3/18: I just saw this and appreciated it:]

3 Responses to God Bless Pope Francis

  1. 1. Friday, March 15, 2013. I just read and printed off today’s Spirit Daily article on Pope Francis and Maybe A Prophetic Choice.
    2. Thank you Elizabeth for excellent job again. God bless you.

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  2. Lovely last pic of him on the subway.

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  3. The first homily of His Holiness’ pontificate was quite beautiful:

    We can walk as much as we want, we can build many things, but if we do not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord. When we are not walking, we stop moving. When we are not building on the stones, what happens? The same thing that happens to children on the beach when they build sandcastles: everything is swept away, there is no solidity. When we do not profess Jesus Christ, the saying of Léon Bloy comes to mind: “Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil.” When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.

    Oremus pro beatissimo Papa nostro Francisco:
    Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra,
    et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. Amen.

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