Sunday, April 20, 2008

Verklempt again

Was misty throughout, but when he greeted the WTC victims individually, the injured officer who limped terribly, yet still tried to genuflect before His Holiness as he kissed the ring...really opened up the floodgates...then the bagpipes playing "Going Home" as the Popemobile went up the ramp got me going, too, and then again, when the cameras on EWTN followed one of the women survivors going up to the others, and she hugged and wept with them, I was a mess.

How beautiful she was, and her spirit too, in the midst of such tragedy.

9 comments:

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Did you see mention of the fact that the Pope used the Easter candle at Ground Zero?

Kit Brookside said...

Uh oh. No, I didn't...although I did spot it and thought it interesting, I thought little beyond that. What's the chatter about?

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

No chatter, but I find it interesting the city allowed a very Catholic symbol (as opposed to a standard candle) to be used in a ver secular enviroment (although I wouldn't put it past a clever Pontiff to "presume the permission", LOL). It just struck me to see the Symbol of Our Hope in midst of prayers for the dead.

the mother of this lot said...

I've watched the whole thing on EWTN and enjoyed every minute of it!

Kit Brookside said...

WHEW!!! I thought you were going to tell me the ACLU had legal hit squads dispatched to sue the city or something! It was a wonderful moment on a wonderful visit.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

You kidding? The ACLU wouldn't DARE raise a fuss with all our FDNY & NYPD brothers & sisters around.

Philangelus said...

Most of the NYPD folks I know, like my brother, would roll their eyes at the ACLU suits and just take so long about "contacting their sergeant" or whatever higher-ups for permission that the candle would have burned out to nothing before they finally got "permission" to extinguish it. ;)

"Yeah, stay right there. We'll get right on that."

Kit Brookside said...

LOL Jane!!!

she said...

i wish i was able to get EWTN. but i really enjoyed the pope's visit...it meant more to me than i thought it would. if you get a chance, and wouldnt mind, i'd like you to stop by my blog and see the painting i did this week. dont feel obligated to comment i just wanted you to see it.