01 April 2013

Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing

2012:

2013:

Happy Easter, everybody!

15 comments:

long pants said...

I see one picture of a prop and another of a person (in that order, in case you don't get my drift)

Athelstane said...

I'm going to miss that Pius IX mitre...

Peggy R said...

Funny, the more allegedly warm-hearted and open pope looks more dull and impersonal and not very sacred. Warmth, love and the Holy Spirit seem to emanate from B16 so much more.

The "trappings" of the office mean and say things to the faithful and the general public.

Darn these comparisons. We must watch that the Devil is probably enjoying this contrast.

I pray for Pope Francis.

Elizabeth said...

What a contrast. I miss Papa Benedict. Peggy, your comments are right on.

ATW said...

Whoa.

Jean-Paul Sartre said...

I looked anxiously around me: the present, nothing but the present. Furniture light and solid, rooted in its present, a table, a bed, a closet with a mirror-and me. the true nature of the present revealed itself: it was what exists, and all that was not present did not exist. The past did not exist. Not at all. Not in things, not even in my thoughts. It is true that I had realized a long time ago that mine had escaped me. But until then I had believed that it had simply gone out of my range. For me the past was only a pensioning off: it was another way of existing, a state of vacation and inaction; each event, when it had played its part, put itself politely into a box and became an honorary event: we have so much difficulty imagining nothingness. Now I knew: things are entirely what they appear to be-and behind them... there is nothing.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately single photographs capture but a second of time. Each one's expression prior and after the photo is taken may be entirely different and cause a different viewer reaction.

As for the clothing, well we all have our particular preferences; neither is right nor wrong

Jane

Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here or be concerned about. Nothing worth comment. Please move along.

Robot said...

My middle name is Francis.

dulac90 said...

Hmmm....same floral arrangements?

Slavoj said...

Welcome to the desert of the real.

Peggy R said...

dulac...I noticed that too. I presume they're fake pulled out each year...hey, we're dealing with men here.

Alexander said...

As for the clothing, well we all have our particular preferences; neither is right nor wrong

Incorrect. As St. Pius X points out, liturgical pomp gives glory to Christ. Further it sets a precedent for the entire Catholic world towards more sacred and traditional vestments and liturgies. Thus helping Catholic doctrine and fighting irreverence.

Anonymous said...

Well, why not dumb down the Papacy? We've dumbed down everything for half a century now, but ... -1 @ LongPants anyway, and Alexander is completely correct.

As my wife astutely pointed out recently, what a wonderful, hidden act of humility it would be for the Holy Father to wrap himself entirely in the grandeur of the Papacy, instead of the 'simple' in which he is most comfortable. Christ, born in abject poverty reigns now in spender and glory.

/s

Christopher said...

The Look on Msgr. Marini's face speaks volumes