Thursday, 19 April 2007

A Day To Remember !!

I watched this two years ago on cable TV in the parish hall (no cable tv at home at the time!) I remember all the assurances that they couldn't possibly have elected anyone so fast (only the day after the conclave opened) and that the smoke was black... well, grey... no, the crowd had got it wrong: they were cheering, but bells had been promised if the Pope had been elected... and that smoke was awfully light grey, almost white, really... and the crowd were certainly cheering... oh, and there go the bells, Esmerelda...


Mantilla-twitch to Fr. Ray Blake

7 comments:

Anne said...

This is anne calling.

Take a look at this petition which is doing the rounds.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Roman-faith/

I think your blog is excellent,

Anne

Marita said...

I was able to see this live on EWTN and seeing it again now still leaves me all of a shiver!

Anne said...

Hello MF,
I don't think my previous comment reached you so i am sending it again. Do take the time to check this out.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Roman-faith/

Mac McLernon said...

Marita, I sooooo agree!

Anne, thanks for the compliment. Your first comment had reached me - twice - but it didn't get put up immediately as I was out for Rosary and Benediction...

As for the petition, I'm afraid that I can't support it - I think becoming the "state" religion would be a disaster (the state of the Church of England is a good example!) - though I'm happy to leave it up in the comments box.

Andrew said...

Mac, check this out and see if these jog your memory of that most memorable day.

It was night in Malaysia but the mighty shout I gave at the words Iosephum might have woke all =the neighbours =)

Mark said...

I remember that day very well; with the death of Pope John Paul II, I grieved for a Pope who was too my Pope, and with the election of Pope Benedict XVI I rejoiced and realised "hey, I'm not an Anglican; I'm a Catholic". And so began a journey. :)

Mark said...

P.S. Downloading the video so I can keep it. :-D

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