‘When I see you, I see the Church is alive.’
-Pope Benedict XVI
We made the trek to St. Peter’s Square early this morning to line up with the crowds of faithful and curious onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of Papa on his last full day in the Fisherman’s office.
We were not disappointed.
We spent 3 hours fighting through pressing crowds and stalwartly holding our position against the barricade, hoping against hope to catch a glimpse of our beloved Holy Father,
And then this happened.
And then this.
|My son, the Pope, the Popemobile. Dreams do come true.|
Dear Pope Benedict, as I was able to say to you this morning, however inelegantly, when I looked into your eyes after my youngest son, John Paul, was handed back into my arms, thank you.
The Church is, indeed, alive.