Pope Francis’ First General Audience

Pope Francis, Holy Father, Catholic Church, General Audience

As we progress through Holy Week, things around here are getting crazier and crazier (schedule-wise, although there are some who would claim that description also fits my mental state). In betwixt the chaos, I’d like to share with you the full text of the Holy Father’s first General Audience. Beautiful words to meditate upon during this most beautiful time of the Liturgical Year. (more…)

Pope Francis Decides to Stay at St. Martha House and I SO Called It

Pope Francis, Holy Father, Catholic Church, St. Martha House

Pope Francis sits in the last seat while praying in the St. Martha House chapel.

As we say in the Fenelon Clan Abode, “I called it. I SO called it.” According to reports from several Catholic news outlets, Pope Francis has announced that he will remain living at St. Martha House where he has been staying since he arrived in Rome for the Conclave. Wait…what? Yes, you read correctly: Pope Francis will be staying at St. Martha House – a mere two-minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica – and the (more…)

Who cares what chair Pope Francis sat on? I do!


Pope Francis, Holy Father, Catholic Church

When I first noticed the media hoopla over what chair the Pope sat on today, I thought Oh, please. Isn’t that too much? Let the poor man sit wherever he wants, for goodness sake! Now we’re just picking on any little things we can make a big deal out of. After some investigation, however, I’m eating my words, or rather, sitting quietly in my seat. The chair the Pope sat on is a big deal…

Instead of the throne chair traditionally used by popes, today Pope Francis sat on the same (more…)