We have several friends in Sydney and more in Australia over all. We’ve been thinking of you all during the sad hostage situation in Sydney.
While we’re relieved the event has ended, we’re so very sorry to hear of the loss of life. We send out our thoughts and prayers to everyone. But especially to the two hostages, their families and friends for their tragic loss.
Everyone here at Spring’s Haven and Springwolf Reflections send our thoughts and prayers to your families and friends. May each of you find the strength to endure, the support for each other to cope, and the energy to remember the happy memories during this sorrowful journey.
Congratulations, welcome and many blessings to the newly elected Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.
I would like to extend my blessings and prayers to Pope Francis. May the GreatSpirits watch over him and his office, empower his compassion and fairness, infuse his tolerance for others with love and peace, and guide his decisions now and in the future with equity, charity, open-mindedness, and equality for all. And So It Is.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite. He was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. He was ordained for the Jesuits on 13 December 1969 during his theological studies at the Theological Faculty of San Miguel.
One of Pope’s Francis first remarks were for his predecessor, saying “First of all I would like to say a prayer pray for our Bishop Emeritus Benedict XVI. Let us all pray together for him, that the Lord will bless him and that our Lady will protect him.” Continue reading →