Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
The best bit is at the end when the little fella is fixated on, and starts fiddling with, the Pope's cross.
i've nothing against the Pope or Priests Fr..but holidays? Parents rarely get those do they?
Jackie - that's a very good point and one that I have realised myself. The Pope's "holiday" includes this photo-shoot, kissing babies, greeting local priests, etc. It is a holiday but not one where he runs away from his family.For the same reason, I take the Parish Pilgrimage to be "holiday". I am away with some of my parish family. My other holidays I like to spend in places like Rome or Lourdes where there is no hint of ditching priesthood for the week.I think that the "me time" concept of holidays for priests is problematic. Some of my brother priests regard me as a heretic for this :-)
Come on, Jackie... parents go on holidays... it's just that they take the kids with them!!
A time away from home which you devote to writing another encyclical and another book is hardly what most of us think of as a holiday.When I'm 80, I fully expect the kids to be taking me on holiday!
This clip is fantastic, one of the best I've seen of the Holy Father. Thank you very much for tracking it down and posting it. His interaction with the children was beautiful, they will never forget it. Where is that beautiful shrine?Jackie Parkes MJDo you know the story of St Teresa of Avila and the crosses? The Lord appeared to her and showed her many crosses, large, medium and small, and asked her which one she would choose. 'The biggest.' she said. 'No,' said the Lord, 'That is reserved for married people.'
Oh OK then! lol
Yes Mac..that's my point..parents don't get holidays! carrying this one over on my blog!
Thank you so much, Father, this was so cheering on a dreadful stormy afternoon with disastrous cricket.It is strange, though, how the direction of osculation when greeting the faithful seems to be reversed from earlier Popes!
My mom is a mother of 10. The youngest is six. Every Tuesday afternoon she goes grocery shopping and then visits her friend. We take care of supper (though she usually leaves something semi-ready... say, potatoes that are already cooked) and getting the little ones off to bed.It's her afternoon off.
Hi Maria a bit like mine 10 & youngest being 6. i shouldn't complain my husband is wonderful & i do get a fair bit of time say to blog!
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