Monday, February 11, 2013

What is the Holy Father teaching us?

After seeing Pope Benedict XVI four times, this remains my favorite of the photos I've had the opportunity to take.

It's a bit of an unprecedented day, and consequently I'm not sure that I really have words for the blog right now. There's plenty to read online right now about the Holy Father's abdication, about his papacy, about the rest of his life, about the next pope. Plenty.
But what has struck me as a particularly beautiful and brief point comes from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor. According to their facebook page, "As Sr. Mary Theresa just said: 'Pope John Paul II remained in office so that he might show us how to suffer and how to die. Pope Benedict XVI is leaving the Papal Office so that he might show us how to live in humble honesty.'"

Something to ponder as we continue to ask our questions and pray for Pope Benedict XVI and for the Church.  

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