Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Friday, May 03, 2013
The Moynihan Report: Letter #68: Photo of Two Popes in Prayer
May 3, 2013, Friday -- Second Photo of Two Popes
A second photo of the "two Popes" from May 2, the day of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's return to the Vatican, has emerged.
The photo depicts Benedict, 86, with Pope Francis, 76, in prayer in the chapel at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in the Vatican gardens, where Benedict will now be living.
photo shows the slight difference in the clothing of the two men. Pope
Francis wheres a shoulder cape and waist sash that Emeritus Pope
Benedict does not wear.
cross in the chapel is a crucifix, and the altar is close to the wall.
It is not clear from this photo how much rrom there is between the altar
and the wall and whether one can walk around the altar easily, or not.
The tabernacle is directly below the crucifix, at the center of the altar.
candles set up on the altar are on the side near the wall, suggesting
that Mass at this altar would be celebrated from the side of the altar
facing the wall, with the host and chalice raised toward the crucified
Christ at the moment of consecration.
is at the center in this simple chapel, on the cross, in the
tabernacle, and in relation to the prayer of those kneeling before him.
New Book on Pope Francis
Entitled Pray for Me: The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope from the Americas, my new book on Pope Francis was released yesterday by Random House.
Pray for Me is geared toward those who would like to accompany Pope Francis on his journey of faith in the months and years ahead.