Sweet Tweets for 5/23/14 — Already??!!

The Ambassador of the Vatican in Israel, Nuncio H.E. Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto
and EL AL President/CEO David Maimon shown in front of the aircraft adorning Pope Francis’ official logo.
Photo credit: Sivan Farag

When John Clem sent me this week’s Sweet Tweets, we both agreed that it couldn’t possibly already be Friday. Despite the fact that we just shared STs (as I call them in my head) on Monday, this was still an incredibly action packed week.

I love the photo above, which depicts the awesome EL AL airplane that Pope Francis will be using to head home from the Holy Land back to Rome. From EL AL, we have the following:

At a ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport, the President and CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines, David Maimon, and the Ambassador of the Vatican in Israel, Nuncio H.E. Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, proudly affixed Pope Francis’ logo onto the EL AL aircraft in which Pope Francis will fly home to Rome. The special 777 aircraft will depart Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday, May 26 and will be outfitted to meet special requirements for the Pope and his delegation.

As we anticipate not only Pope Francis’ Holy Land mission but also the long weekend, I’m so happy that John has included several Tweets that remind us to stop and to prayerfully recall the reason behind Memorial Day. We pause to remember and to thank all those who have so valiantly served our country. I hope your week was filled with blessings and wish you a fabulous holiday weekend!

Sweet Tweets 05/23/2014

  • Papal Tweet:  “We will never be disillusioned or lose our way if we are guided by God.”  (Pope Francis May 22nd)
  • U.S., Iranian religious leaders open talks about nuclear program (CNS) youtu.be/xXxaFeU_i28
  • Video: Fr. Barron on Hans Urs von Balthasar (Part 1 of 2) (WOF) youtu.be/uqSenlCcFws
  • NEW Website for Saint Margaret of Cortona Region of Secular Franciscan Order ow.ly/x4ok5
  • Soldiers lay down weapons for rosaries as they pray, pay homage to Mary (CNS) ow.ly/x4H3d
  • Anti-human trafficking effort launched ahead of World Cup :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/x4ScL
  • Prayers to end the Death Penalty: Every Execution in U.S. History in a Single Map |TIME.com ow.ly/x4SMb
  • Religious by nature: An interview with Keith Warner, OFM on the environment |USCatholic.org ow.ly/x5Y3z
  • Washington Archdiocese takes to the heavens, with a drone – The Washington Postow.ly/x6ayA
  • Destroying creation is destroying a gift of God, pope says at audience (CNS) ow.ly/x6uNl
  • New DVD Study for Women – Momnipotent (Ascension Press) ow.ly/x6z0Y
  • Good Resource: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400K High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use- Open Culture ow.ly/x7uHJ
  • Prayers Needed: ‘Dire’ situation continues in Central African Republic :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/x7zE0
  • Cheers to Cincinnati: Uniting in Prayer for Pentecost – Outpouring 2014youtu.be/UoU48c_vqxo
  • Spirit Juice Studios finds Spiritual Director in Fr. Claude “Pontifex” Burnsyoutu.be/_D1XsqxPzAs
  • Vatican newspaper gives voice to women in the Church :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/x8XVF
  • Dominicans turn to music, rosary to evangelize in DC :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/x8YHT
  • Virtual Memorial Day Retreat – Busted Halo ow.ly/x96v7
  • Video: Mass Fitness – get in shape for Mass (Life Teen – Idol Chatter) #MassFitness youtu.be/LS5CiU2ciD0
  • Satire: First Hymnal for Atheists (Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers) youtu.be/lFWA1A9XFi8
  • NEW Video: Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism: The Pivotal Players ow.ly/xbjzL
  • Fr. Barron on Hans Urs von Balthasar (Part 2 of 2) youtu.be/A1RUtNmsHWU
  • The Five Most Important Battles in Catholic History |CatholicVote.org ow.ly/xbLb6
  • Honoring Memorial Day: Veteran reflects on service, fallen comrades youtu.be/DZJbfEaG1KM
  • Prayer for Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) USCCB ow.ly/xcmKS
  • Memorial Day: A Catholic perspective – Archbishop Timothy Broglio (CNS) youtu.be/cRPsUIqicmE

Links and Resources for Pope Francis’ Trip to The Holy Land May 24-26

  • Official Prayer for Pope’s pilgrimage | Pope Francis in the Holy Land 2014 ow.ly/x9PdX
  • Papal Trip To The Holy Land 2014 – EWTN coverage ow.ly/x7FRB
  • Pope Francis’ Visit to the Holy Land - May 24-26 | CatholicTV coverage ow.ly/x7Gax
  • Official Site – Apostolic Pilgrimage of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Jerusalem ow.ly/x7GMA
  • Mayor of Bethlehem speaks about upcoming papal visit to the West Bank town (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/xas37
  • Three Popes in the Holy Land, three historic trips (Rome Reports) ow.ly/xbh3a

Monday’s Sweet Tweets also offered some good links about Pope Francis’ Visit to the Holy Land

John Clem

John Clem is the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/). John is currently in formation to join the Secular Franciscan Order, and loves to share his talents in faith, technology, and journalism in service to the church.  John also writes a blog entitled Call To Holiness  (http://www.calltoholiness.us/). Follow John on Twitter at @Catholicwebs, on Facebook and at Google+.

About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.


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