Friday, March 15, 2013

Santo Padre Francesco

Humility and Poverty
Perfect joy.

I think

the reason why St Francis of Assisi

is so often portrayed as a simpleton
and fool
is because he was
... intoxicated by the Love of Christ .

When he heard the Word:
any man who would come after me
must deny his very self
take up his cross
and follow me...

The Holy Father
- because of his great love -
only heard:
come to me ...
all you who labor
and are burdened...
I will give you rest...
take my yoke upon you,
and learn from me
for I am
humble of heart...
for my yoke is easy, 
and my burden light...

Little Francis lost himself
... fell to the ground
and died...

in the perfect joy
 and humility...
of the naked Jesus.

Humility tames the fiercest wolves.
Come!  Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.


  1. I don't know if you already read my post on this subject, but last week I noted how the 153 fish in John 21 multiplied by the number of those present (8 in all) gives the number 1224 - the year St. Francis of Assisi received his stigmata. And 153 times 13 (Jesus + the 12 apostles) gives 1989 - the year of the fall of Communism. The key person who helped implement this, Mikhail Gorbachev (brought to power just the year after Bl. John Paul II's 1984 consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary), has stated on public record that it was St. Francis of Assisi who brought him towards Christianity. So I was absolutely blown away when I heard the words announcing the new pope's name - Francesco!
    Viva il Papa!

  2. Emmett - thank you very much - I didn't notice that on your blog. That is amazing.

  3. Terry! Terry! I've been FERVENTLY praying for hours and hours on end that Monsignor Guido Marini can convince Pope Francis to wear the triple tiara and to not dress so plain and to have more decorum and to wear the Papal stole according to the populum perception of the Papal stole by wearing it on the balcony the whole time and to not draw attention to the traditional purpose of the Papal stole which Pope Francis did by putting it on just before doing the Papal blessing and then taking it off afterwards while kissing it (how dare he draw attention to the traditional purpose of the stole as though it was something to make a show of! Kissing it! The nerve!), and to not turn back the reforms of Benedict who most certainly was going to BAN THE NORVUS ORDO when he for some UNKNOWN REASON (because the reasons he gave were gnostic code for the initiated to understand that something very dark happened) abdicated the throne and the thunder started rolling!!! Oh! I've been losing sleep over it! I've been peeing myself I'm so scared what might happen! We need to pray Terry! FERVENTLY! FOR THE TRIPLE TIARA!

  4. Ok Paul, I can't tell for sure, but I think you really need to get some sleep. If you feel you have to keep praying, hand off to someone else, or entrust your cause to the saints: they will understand your need for sleep.

    Having said that, I will say that I agree with your first three lines up until "decorum."

    You really need sleep: there is practically no punctuation in your offering above

  5. Haha! I think Paul is making, how you say it in Canadian? Parody.

  6. I thought he was being ironic, so i thought I would play along.


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