Come On In, Get Comfy! Pope Francis’ Relaxed Attitude Means That People Are Taking His Seat

Pope Francis with child in his chair

Pope Francis continues to surprise and charm with his warmth and hospitality.I see a meme developing:  Pope giving up his chair to someone…. a soldier, an athlete, a child…. and choosing to stand.Back in April, when we were just getting to know him, Pope Francis brought a chair (and a sandwich!) outside to a member of the Swiss Guard who had been assigned to guard his doorway at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.In June, Pope Francis invited 17-year-old Alberto di Tullio, who has Down synd … [Read more...]

A TALE OF TWO PRINCES: William and Casimir

Prince William of Wales, engaged to the beautiful and winsome Kate Middleton, is the man of the hour.  With his elegant fiancée at his side, William has graced the covers of society magazines.  The eldest son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles (and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II), William has, from earliest years, been groomed for the monarchy. Second in the line of succession to the British throne, William was educated at the best schools around the United Kingdom. He toured the worl … [Read more...]


I ran across this beautiful prayer the other day, and thought it might come in handy.  I think today's the day!PRAYER FOR HUMILITYFather, give me the humilitywhich realizes its ignorance,admits its mistakes,recognizes its needs,welcomes adviceand accepts rebukes.Help me always to praiserather than criticize,to encourage rather than to disparage,to build rather than to destroy, and to think of people at their bestrather than at their worst. We ask this through Christ our … [Read more...]