Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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image fromThe Globe And Mail

black smoke...
the colour of umbrellas
disappointment

--gillena cox


Yesterday, Tuesday March 12th 2013 ...

... the 115 scarlet-robed prelates chanted the Litany of Saints, the sounds of the Gregorian chant echoing through the soaring hall as, walking two-by-two, they implored the saints to guide their voting They then took an oath of secrecy, first collectively and then individually, as each placed his right hand on the gospel and intoned the words in Latin accented by their native languages...

...And today Wednesday March 13th 2013 they meet again to vote


PRAYER FOR THE ELECTION OF A NEW POPE
Lord God, You are our eternal shepherd and guide. Fill with your Spirit the Conclave which will elect a new Bishop of Rome, a new Pontiff for the Universal Church.In your mercy give us the joy of receiving a shepherd after your own heart who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.In this Year of Faith, give us a shepherd who will be able to fill our hearts and minds with the truth of your gospel. May he be to all your people an example of faith and goodness.We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

Very black smoke
unbelievable
and unwelcome

4:33 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine

then there was white smoke; and jubilation

Habemus papem

much love

7:18 AM  
Blogger GrowlingTiger said...

the waiting is over... "Habemus Papam!"

9:16 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

The Cardinals elect a Jesuit, and he takes "Francis" for a name. Two interesting choices. I've posted this one at my blog:

habemus papam
waiting for the smoke
to clear

a sequel to

the way
the wind blows
black smoke

10:12 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Growling Tiger, welcome to Lunch Break

much love...

4:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Bill so glad you dropped in


much love...

4:19 PM  

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