We got the idea for this from the Shower of Roses blog. There is a site where you can go to adopt a cardinal to pray for from now until a new Pope is chosen. All the children gathered around my computer and we put in their names one by one. They prayed and told me when they were done so I could hit the button. Here are the list of Cardinals that the children got:
John – Domenico Calcagno from Italy
Kevin – Gernando Filoni from Italy
James – Luis Antonio Tagle from the Philippines
MaryEllen – Jean-Pierre Ricard from France
Charlotte – Agostino Vallini from Italy
Veronica – Francesco Monterisi from Italy
Joe was not home, but we called him and he got Marc Ouellet PSS from Canada.
Who did I get, you ask? Well, let me say that I really wanted Cardinal Burke because I just love him. (Notice all the I’s in that sentence.) Well, did you ever hear the expression, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans for the day?” It’s one of those situations. Who popped up? Any guesses?
Frankly I wanted to spit.
Kristen – Roger Michael Mahony from the USA.
Being the good example that I am, I loudly exclaimed, “You gave me the wrong one, God! I didn’t want THAT one!” However, I vowed in front of all the children that I will indeed pray for him, and that he probably needs the prayers more than the one I wanted anyway.
Please remember to pray and fast for the Cardinals. It is such an important time. God bless you!
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.