A new Pentecost?

Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, checks out of the church-run residence where he had been staying in Rome

This is a moment of the greatest excitement for the Church, as we meet Pope Francis for the first time. We don’t know what to expect: but we know that it is the Holy Spirit, who descending like a mighty rushing wind at Pentecost, has chosen and will empower him.

 

Flyaway Pope

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

On the way back to the Vatican this morning, the Pope called for a detour to the Domus Paulus VI, the clergy lodging across the Tiber that was his pre-Conclave hotel, to collect his things, check out and pay the bill himself.

Pope Francis wanted to “set an example” by personally running the errand and settling the tab with his own money, Vatican spokesmen said at today’s afternoon press briefing.

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3 Responses to A new Pentecost?

  1. Sue says:

    I loved seeing this photo of our new Holy Father paying his hotel bill. He is one in a million.Praying for him as he asked us to do.
    Sue Piner

  2. Rease Parton says:

    It would not surprise me one bit to see him brown bag lunching in front of St.Peter’s. This is may be a Jesuit, but his heart is Franciscan.

  3. Aunt Raven says:

    I hope he can inspire or –otherwise motivate– the Jesuits to restore many of their Colleges to authentically Catholic educational institutes.

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