Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome Fall - Welcome Pope Francis!

Fall photo from 2011 -- our leaves have not turned or started falling yet!
Wow -- what a special day -- 
Pope Francis visits the U.S. and
we officially say goodbye to summer
and welcome to Fall!

So exciting to have the Holy Father in the United States.
Back when I was very young, I saw Pope John Paul II in Philadelphia in his
Pope-mobile riding around in downtown Philadelphia.

 I was working on the 25th or 32nd floor of a very large building -- 
your probably guessed that, right!
I quickly jumped on an express elevator and got out to the street just
in time to see the Pope drive by and bless the crowd.
I will never forget the excitement in the air and the special
blessing of the Pope.
Later, during that same visit, my Mom and sister attended a
Mass in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wish I was in Philadelphia again to see Pope Francis.

Our very own Bishop Conley from Lincoln was there 
and sent this photo!
Praying for a safe trip for Pope Francis and all those 
who traveled to see him.


Jodee said...

My new boss, Ben, is headed to see him this weekend! Exciting times!

Jill said...

Such a wonderful experience having the pope visit here. Love the fall pretty!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a very special time indeed.

Kelli said...

Your first picture is I picture fall.
My older daughter goes to an all girls catholic school and a group,of girls from here school went to Washington to see the special!
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

We had a few teachers from school go to see the Pope. They had all the students watch a live streaming the other day also.