Monday, March 18, 2013

His Holiness Pope Francis


WEDNESDAY: Elected Pope (YouTube)
THURSDAY: Press briefing by Fr. Lombardi (YouTube)
THURSDAY: Visit to Basilica of St. Mary Major (Rome Reports)
THURSDAY: Mass in the Sistine Chapel (YouTube)
FRIDAY: Audience with College of Cardinals in the Clementine Hall (YouTube)
SATURDAY: Audience with journalists and media in Paul VI Hall (YouTube)
SUNDAY: Angelus recitation in St. Peter's Square (YouTube)
TUESDAY (MARCH 19): Inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square (9:30am)
WEDNESDAY (MARCH 20): Audience with delegates from Eastern Churches; no General Audience
SATURDAY (MARCH 23): Lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo (noon)

Age: 76 years old
Birth: December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Books: Amazon ran out of print copies, but they have Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra in Spanish on Kindle
Chemistry: He has a master's degree in chemistry
Communion and Liberation: He's a big supporter of Fr. Giussani's movement
Dirty War: (1) Everything you need to know... (2) Francis, the Jesuits and the Dirty War
Health: He's missing one of his lungs, but in good health otherwise
Jesuit: The first Jesuit pope, he entered the Society at age 21 and served as provincial in Argentina (1973-1979) and rector at San Miguel (1980-1986)
Languages: Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and German. Smattering of English, French, and Portuguese.
Motto: "Miserando atque eligendo" ("Lowly yet chosen")
Movie: His favorite movie is "Babette's Feast"
Name: Previous: Jose Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, S.J. Regnal: His Holiness Pope Francis (NOT "Francis I")
Painting: His favorite painting is "The White Crucifixion" by Marc Chagall
Priest, bishop, cardinal: Ordained priest 12/13/1969. Named auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires and consecrated bishop 6/27/1992. Became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope John Paul II 2/21/2001.
Rosary: Starting in 1985, "I recite all fifteen mysteries every day"
Soccer: Card-carrying fan of San Lorenzo
Tango: Before entering the Jesuits, he liked to go dancing with his girlfriend

2007: "What I would have said at the consistory"
2008: "The gift from God for the life of the world"
2009: "They are priests who pray and work"
2009: "We are not owners of the Lord's gifts"
2010: Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra (His book on Kindle, in Spanish)
2012: "Jesus will give us strength"
2012: "My friend Don Giacomo"
2013: "Lenten Message for Buenos Aires"
2013: First homily as Pope

V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.
Pater Noster, Ave Maria
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Franciscum, quem pastorem Ecclesiæ tuæ præesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quæsumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus præest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Our Father, Hail Mary
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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