Saturday, March 16, 2013

Habemus Papam.....

Our new Holy Father, Pope Francis.  Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Jesuit, 76 years old has become the new Vicar of Christ on 13th March 2013.  A man of simplicity asked for prayers for Benedict XVI and prayer for himself as he now takes on this heavy Cross to lead the Catholic Church in these most turbulent times.  As he asked for prayers for himself, a great silence descended on the whole of St. Peters.  It was so emotional, a beautiful moment.  We pray for our Holy Father and we continue to pray also for Benedict XVI.  May the Lord bless and protect them both.  Let us also be watchful and discerning and keep our eyes always on the Lord and remember the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist and the Sacredness and Beauty of the Holy Mass and the beauty of the Vocation to the Priesthood.  Let us pray for all our Priests, Bishops and Cardinals also at this time of change.   The Lord is in charge and He will look after us always.  Mary Mother of the Church, protect us and our Holy Father and all the Church at this time.  Holy Saints and Martyrs pray for us.  St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church pray for us.  Let us be vigilant in the days ahead in Prayer and come closer to Christ.

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