Oh, oh ...
Amazing! He sees a nun in the audience and calls her out - Sr. Norma - she wasn't wearing a veil. The other nuns in the audience were ... Here's what happened:
When Sister Norma Pimentel participated in a virtual papal audience hosted by ABC News this week, she was excited to see Pope Francis, but never expected him to address her directly.
Sister Pimentel runs a welcome center at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, which has helped more than 20,000 immigrants. Pope Francis was watching and listening intently via satellite from the Vatican as Sister Pimentel was introduced briefly. Then, after young mothers and children who had just arrived shared their stories, the Holy Father returned to the sister who had been mentioned before.
“There was a sister there of a religious order, I want to see her,” he said.
“I said, ‘Oh, that’s me,’” Sister Pimentel said, reflecting on the moment afterwards. “He’s actually speaking to me. And then I saw his little hand go like, ‘come, come, come, come,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’ I felt like a little child called forth by their dear father.” - Finish reading here.Haha!
It was so edifying to watch. I'm just kidding about the veil stuff - all the nuns in the audience appeared to be very happy Sr. Norma was singled out. The Holy Father was so intense - so eager to praise her especially, as well as all the Catholic sisters in the United States. It was very reassuring.
It was a wonderful special to watch, deeply moving. Fr. Martin liked it too - especially this part:
I loved his lead-off remark, when he is introduced to the Cristo Rey Jesuit School in Chicago: "If it's the Jesuits, it's good!" - Fr. Jim
We are fortunate to have Jesuits in this archdiocese as well as a Cristo Rey school.