I suspected I may have missed it.
Just saw the new Pope come out... got chills - on both sides! You can see the emotion in his face, and I like his apparent warmness. He’s got a kind voice as well, imo. Pope Benedict seemed to rub me the wrong way - just in personality, but that might have been because he followed JPII whom I was quite fond of, and perhaps I was biased in that way...
I Have been listening and praying along... wish I knew more Latin! lol
Thanks for the welcome back and everything! I’ve searched and nothing feels quite the same to me. It’s not official, and I’ve yet to make confession and have communion, but I am getting closer, I believe...
About 1 1/2 years ago I felt led to learn how to make rosaries (wire and various types of crystal and glass beads) - even though I wasn’t even attending mass. That was a big sign to me, as I had lost the rosary my grandmother had given to me. And, it has been an incredible blessing to me... The time to contemplate on what I’m making, is very spiritual, and doesn’t really feel like “work”. And, I’ve made what has to be my favorite rosary ever - for myself, and it’s helped me a great deal.
Anyway, enough about me and this long road I’m on... I’m about to get really sappy about how much I’m grateful for despite the hardships in life I face at the moment! *blush*
Hooray for the new Pope, and may God Bless him with plenty of strength and wisdom! It’s a difficult time to be Catholic these days...
Pope Benedict XVI is my all time favorite and most beloved, even though I truly and totally loved John Paul II. We have most, if not all of B-16’s books. I know he has to be the greatest theologian to ever be our Holy Father and one of the most humble too, right along with John Paul II.
I think it’s wonderful you made Rosaries. I’ve never entertained the thought but you’ve given me a good idea. I have Rosaries blessed by JPII and B16.
Our new Pope needs our prayers and like you witnessed, I also saw his humility and warmth. I’m hopeful he will have widespread support and the strength to meet the challenges of the secular press!
God bless and keep you.
God bless Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI!