It’s our Holy Father’s last day in America, and we are sad that we only have a few hours left with him. It’s been so comforting to know he is here, and even though he’s still 1,700 miles away, this may be the closest we’ll ever get to him. Hopefully you’ve been able to follow his visit through EWTN’s live coverage (which you can find on our website texasnuns.com), and read the transcripts of his homilies and addresses (which, by the way, you can also find on our website).
Last night Pope Francis addressed families at the Festival of Families. Despite all his stops, including his trip to Cuba before coming here, attending the World Meeting of Families was the reason for the Pope’s visit to America. Everything else was just extra. His address to families last night was our favorite so far, and it looks like it might have been his favorite encounter with the faithful, too – we saw him animated and joyful, humorous and encouraging, as he spoke to families from around the world.
If you didn’t catch it already, please take 20 minutes to listen to his address. And if you’ve already seen it, it’s worth watching again. Plus, we just like to hear the soothing voice of his translator, Msgr. Mark Miles.
Did you notice Jim Caviezel there as well? What a nice way to spend your 47th birthday, mere feet away from the Holy Father! (Wish he’d been hosting the event instead of Mark Wahlberg…)