14 Mar Habemus Papam Franciscum
We share the joy of the whole Catholic world and beyond in God’ gift to us of our new Holy Father, Pope Francis 1.
We have sung our Te Deum and we are keeping a feast today in his honour, while we surround him with our prayer, loyalty and love as he takes up, with simplicity and humility, the tremendous burden laid upon him.
We would like to share with you the words of welcome immediately extended to Pope Francis by the entire Carmelite Order.
ROMA-ITALY (14-03-2013).- Holy Father, Our family of Discalced Carmelite friars, nuns, and seculars bids you the warmest welcome. With the simplicity our fathers and mothers in Carmel have handed down to us, we open the doors of our hearts to you. Count on us, Your Holiness; on us, your sons and daughters in Christ Jesus.