Pope Francis ~ “Never Let the Day End Without Making Peace”

What an Inspiration!  Pope Francis gracing The White House with President Obama  –  September 2015.  There is nothing more powerful than the power and  force of Love & Unity.   

Pope Francis & President Obama ~ Washington, DC, Sept. 2015

Pope Francis & President Obama ~ Washington, DC,  September 2015

The Power of Love in action at The White House.  Look closely at the smiles of these two men and their faces.  Yes!  It is Pope Francis.  Yes!  It is President Obama.  But here, in this moment, this photograph reflects the faces of Joy, Love, Laughter, and mutual Respect and Admiration between two men who respect, admire, and understand each other.  A Divine Connection of the Heart & Soul.  Two important and powerful World Leaders sharing a genuine moment of heartfelt connection.

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A beautiful moment with Pope Francis, President Obama and our First Lady, Michelle Obama.  Walking the path together.  

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Pope Francis meets the first family dogs inside the private quarters of The White House.

Pope Francis meets the First Family Dogs

Pope Francis meets the First Family Dogs

Pope Francis speech about Family in Philadelphia – 9/26/2015

“Beauty leads us to God… and God is Truth… All that is beautiful leads us to God.  Some things we do have to take care of…the children and the grandparents.  Grandparents are the Living Memory of the Family.  They passed on and transmitted the faith to us.  To look after Grandparents and Children is the expression of Love. It promises the future that doesn’t know how to look after their children, and the people who knows not how to look after grandparents is a people that has no future because it doesn’t have strength or the memory to go forward.  Family is beautiful but there is effort involved and there are problems….Never let the day end without making Peace.  In a family you can’t finish the day off without being in peace.”

God Bless Pope Francis.  What an Inspiration he is to so many!  Pray for him.  Here is a link to his live speech in Philadelphia. Thanks to The Guardian. His speech begins at 1:59 into recordinghttp://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/sep/26/pope-francis-visits-philadelphia-us-tour-live

Photograph Credits:  The White House 

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Pope Francis  &  St. Francis of Assisi

March 13, 2013

History was made today, all the way from Argentina.  White smoke and a prayer of silence welcomed in the new Pope Francis, who chose his name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, lover of the poor and patron saint of the animals.

 

Poverty.  Humility.  Simplicity.  All the essentials for rebuilding the Catholic Church in a modern day world where people hunger for transformation and change.  “A journey of brotherhood in love and of mutual trust” were the words spoken by our new Pope Francis today, as he gave his blessing to the whole world, and to all men and women of good will.

 

A man of prayer, a man of action, and a man who people listen to is how many describe the new Pope as he approached the people from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.  “Pray for me,” the new pontiff urged the crowd, dressed in the white robes of a pope for the first time.  And they did, in the beauty of complete silence.  The power of that prayer was felt by more than 100,000  people surrounding St. Peter’s Square.  And the energy of that power of silence moved through the hearts and minds of millions of people today as everyone embraced our new Pope Francis.

 

As he prays to the Madonna tomorrow, let us all pray for him today.  May Divine Guidance and Wisdom always be with him as the journey of love and trust begins.

 

 

Pope Francis, "Pray for me."

Pope Francis, “Pray for me.”

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Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,

grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand;

to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.