Wednesday, March 13, 2013


image fromThe Globe And Mail

black smoke...
the colour of umbrellas

--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

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.


Lorraine said...

Very black smoke
and unwelcome

Gillena Cox said...


then there was white smoke; and jubilation

Habemus papem

much love

GrowlingTiger said...

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

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

Gillena Cox said...

Growling Tiger, welcome to Lunch Break

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Bill so glad you dropped in

much love...