” We quickly turn the page, looking for novelty while unable to retain memories.”
The Holy Father decided to transfer the Mass of Corpus Christi and the Procession from the Lateran Basilica to St. Mary Major from Thursday – when it has always been celebrated – to Sunday. I wasn’t consulted, but I think that that was not a particularly good decision: Rome needs the witness on a weekday. I am sure that the Left is pleased with this new development and I doubt that this or the next Pope will get Thursday back again. Alas.
That said, today His Holiness went to his cathedral church for Mass and the procession. He has a new crozier.
The whole video is HERE. The procession portion begins at about 1:17:15. It is always interesting to see the various habits of confraternities, etc. Try not to drown in syrup-music.
The aforementioned crozier.
Nope. It doesn’t work for me.
I read that this watchyacallit is 170 cm long and weights 3,5 kg. It was given to His Holiness by steelworkers in Genova, Italy, where he is scheduled to visit on 27 June.
Meanwhile, in his sermon the Pope said:
Remember. Memory is important, because it allows us to dwell in love, to be mind-ful, never forgetting who it is who loves us and whom we are called to love in return. Yet nowadays, this singular ability that the Lord has given us is considerably weakened. Amid so much frantic activity, many people and events seem to pass in a whirl. We quickly turn the page, looking for novelty while unable to retain memories. Leaving our memories behind and living only for the moment, we risk remaining ever on the surface of things, constantly in flux, without going deeper, without the broader vision that reminds us who we are and where we are going. In this way, our life grows fragmented, and dulled within.
Too true. This is one of