“Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up and tear down!”-Pope FrancisFrom the fan page of Monsignor Guido Marini, the Papal MC:
This is exactly what Pope Francis has been talking about, in action. If a picture tells a thousand words, and a concept a thousand pictures, then a concept in action and recorded is just beauty and goodness itself since is it not a part of Love? That is actually lifted from something Cardinal Ratzinger said many moons ago. Monsignor Marini's public statements and witness to the Faith through liturgy are wonderful-ergo he's my favorite Italian priest- but I love seeing when he and Archbishop Gaenswein are in public, smiling and laughing so full of genuine joy, with or without the Pope, who just makes it all cooler!
Also, I can't see Monsignor Marini getting moved any time soon. Clearly, he has a warm and genuine relationship with Francis.
"...I will run to Jesus; I will love Him with all the strength of my weak heart. I will love Him with sacrifice. I will love Him even by giving to Him my blood and my life."
In other news, via Father Z:
That kid has an awesome chasuble. Now we just need to give him a maniple, and turn him around! His expression could be imitated by many-a-priest; the strict rule to gaze downward when turned to the people is not often used by priests in the Pauline Mass. I also like how the sister is helping out!