|photo from Beautiful Whispers of Catholicism|
It is a somber day for me: I'll admit it. As I write this, I realize that (if I have the time difference straight) Pope Benedict XVI no longer sits in the Chair of Peter.
I've wanted to write something all day. And when I finally was able to check out some of my favorite bloggers, I realized they have said what I cannot... each in a slightly different way. I feel like I am gathering together with members of my family as I read their words. Therefore, I put a few links here. I have found comfort and encouragment in these today. I hope you will as well.
Beautiful Whispers of Catholicism (and I hope you don't mind my "borrowing" the photo!)
Thoughts on Grace
Praying For Grace
Totus Tuus Family
Campfires and Cleats ...
..... where our friend Chris seems to have had the same inspiration as my own today: to share links to others saying so long to our papa. I call your attention to hers in particular. Especially as it includes an informative, original and entertaining video from Busted Halo... only 3 minutes long, but filled with information about how a new pope is chosen. Perfect for young viewers! (and we who are not so young can learn a few things about the process as well).
The posts listed above express much of the affection and sense of loss of a papa that I, myself, am feeling. In addition to these, I include the following from "news" sites and blogs.
Pope's Final Farewell (Zenit)
May God bless the man who has led us so wisely for eight years, and draw him ever more deeply into the Sacred Heart of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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