Vatican City, Apr 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm
In a letter to a Spanish weekly, Pope Francis recalled “with emotion” his time spent in adoration at the Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament in Buenos Aires.
As a young man of 17 and 18, Jorge Bergoglio would take a bus from his home in the Flores neighborhood to the basilica in downtown Buenos Aires for Eucharistic adoration.
On Saturday nights in 1954 and 1955, with his brother Oscar and a neighbor, the future Pope Francis would go to the basilica to listen to a homily by Fr. José Ramón Aristi.
In his letter to “Alfa y Omega,” Pope Francis said: “The adoration began around nine at night, after the preaching of Fr. Aristi.”