Friday, March 15, 2013

Just because...




Just because I love the picture.

Hat tip: Terry

5 comments:

Paul Stilwell said...

"Love is indeed ecstasy, not in the sense of a moment of intoxication, but rather as a journey, an ongoing exodus out of the closed inward-looking self toward its liberation...and the discovery of God."

--Pope Benedict XVI

owen swain said...

Wait, Paul, you didn't read the memo? Extremest traditionalists do not allow us to connect anything between the pope Emeritus and the Pope (well, if he can be called the actual Pope, dontcha know).

That aside, I love the photo and the connection you make.

Terry Nelson said...

The photo makes me think of Walter Ciszek for some reason - it's my favorite photo of the new pope.

owen swain said...

Yes, Terry. I think the difference will be that Pope Francis will do his "clandestine missionary work" right in our faces.

Paul Stilwell said...

“I extend an especially affectionate thought, filled with gratitude, to my venerable predecessor, Benedict XVI, who, during the years of his pontificate enriched and invigorated the Church with his teaching, his goodness, guidance, faith, humility, and his meekness, which will remain the spiritual patrimony of all. The Petrine ministry, lived with total dedication, found in him a wise and humble interpreter with his gaze always fixed on Christ, the Risen Christ, present and alive in the Eucharist. Our fervent prayer will always accompany him, our eternal memory, and affectionate gratitude. We feel that Benedict XVI lit a flame in the depth of our hearts, a flame that continues to burn because it will be fanned by his prayers that will continue to sustain the Church on its spiritual and missionary journey.”

--Pope Francis