"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

El Nino and Papa Francesco

Pope Francis seated the boy on his chair
before resuming his speech.

The little boy and his papa.

The Pope welcomed the little boy.
"I leave to great souls and lofty minds the beautiful books I cannot understand, much less put into practice and I rejoice that I am little because children alone and those who resemble them will be admitted to the heavenly banquet." - S. Therese of the Child Jesus

More photos here.

"I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven."

H/T Fr. Martin, S.J.


  1. Just beautiful and sweet and wonderful and charming! I love it! Makes me happy to look at the pictures after a difficult day. Papa Francis truly is a blessing...the kids just love him.
    I have yet to watch the whole thing on YouTube. But I plan on it as soon as work allows.

    Thank you for the happy post, Terry. We need to see more beauty like this. Children are so beautiful and so to be treasured. No wonder Jesus loves them so. <3

  2. I am very pleased when the the little boy approached the seated Holy Father hold and kissed his pectoral cross.

  3. That is a very "sweet" picture, thanks for posting it.


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