Getting Ready to See Papa!
Prodigal and I are getting pretty excited. Tomorrow's the big day. We will take a bus to NYC, then a subway up to Yankee Stadium to join more than 50,000 faithful to participate in Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict. The archdiocese has an instructional video on how to receive Communion at the stadium. The entire process of distributing the Eucharist has been estimated to take only 14 minutes!
I still can't believe that just 5 years ago, the pope and Catholicism wasn't even on my radar, and now I am getting the opportunity to see the Holy Father. Within a short time after my conversion I was strangely moved watching and listening to John Paul II and wept the day he died. In no time at all I have found a similar affection for the newly elected Pope Benedict. I was inspired to write Room of Tears after watching the election of Benedict the 16th. I can only surmise that it is a supernatural grace that has caused this fondness in our hearts towards the vicar of Christ.