Pope Francis has Arrived

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I can’t contain my excitement.  He is here!  Pope Francis is here!  Why is this such a big deal?  He is a man who is following exactly what Jesus asked of us.  All of us, Catholic and non-Catholic, should follow his example.  I am left speechless when I think of my admiration for him.  I thank God that we have been blessed to have him lead the Catholic Church.  I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I saw him up close.

What better prayer to be said for Pope Francis than The Prayer of Saint Francis.  I changed the words me and I to him and he.

Lord, make him an instrument of thy peace.  Where there is hatred, let him sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that he may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Please be by his side and guide him in his words.  Please keep him safe from harm and healthy.  Let your will be done Lord.

I would love to hear how he has touched your life.


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I am a mother of three children who is trying to fulfill all the ‘traditional’ ideas of a stay at home mom. I am a cook, maid, shopper, chauffeur and the laundry lady. I am also their protector, mentor, religious educator and guidance counselor. I have chosen to raise them in a Catholic household.

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