The first quick take on March the 1st! Happy St. David's Day! Sunshine (with the lovely Welsh middle name) crocheted little leeks for those who wanted to wear them in their caps, like the good little Welshmen they are (just a few generations removed).
We will be having our traditional potato leek soup for dinner and Daffodil Cake. You can find my recipes and past St. David's Day posts here.
Yesterday was an historic day for Catholics and quite a unique opportunity. I am so thankful that my husband is in the technology industry and we had the means to mirror play the live stream of all the events yesterday on our TV and watch all that history in the making. Who needs cable?
I fully expected to cry. I didn't put on any makeup because I thought, "What's the point? It's just going to end up on a tissue" but then I read what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said to the College of Cardinals before leaving for his retirement. I posted this on FB:
I was totally prepared to weep today, seeing him leave, hearing the bells, listening to the Catholic pundits talk about how alone and sad we should all feel, but then I read what he had to say to the College of Cardinals...
"I want to tell you that I will continue to be close to you in prayer, especially in the next few days, so that you may all be fully docile to the action of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new Pope. May the Lord show you what is willed by Him. And among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future Pope, to whom, here to today, I already promise my unconditional reverence and obedience."
We are not alone. The Pope Emeritus is prayerful tending to the Church and the future Pope is already among us! We will pray that God's will be done and that that Pope is elected quickly and decisively.
And we might just have something special tonight. Everyone gets a retirement cake, right?
Well, we decided to skip the retirement cake but we did have brats for dinner with cream of veggie soup and pretzels. I wish I'd thought to pick up some German wine to toast with. :(
If you haven't seen this yet, please go look at it. It's a lovely virtual picture book of the Pope Emeritus with quotes from his writing. The internet design snobs will tell you that the parchment background and comic sans font makes it hard to take seriously, but just ignore them. It's a very sweet tribute.
For all you UD fans... never have I been so proud to be a former Spring Romer!
|From the University of Dallas FB page|
More than 100 UD students dressed in multi-colored togas took a break from the Geek Olympics to send a message to Pope Benedict XVI, as he flew within 300 yards of the UD Rome campus on his way to Castel Gandolfo.