Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Preparing for our new Pope...

...yes there will eventually be white smoke. Although conclaves have lasted several years in the past, I'm rather hoping that we'll have a Holy Father to guide us within a matter of days, if not hours. I'm sure that I'm not alone in this.

We're getting ready to celebrate here: the Papal flag is just waiting to be hoisted
...and the bell is silently willing us to ring it for the children, well, they've planned a procession involving much joyful noise - bell ringing and singing. They've decided on a "running order" for songs and hymns for their celebration, that we mere grown ups are not permitted to be privy to until the actual event.

I don't have the slightest idea who our next Holy Father will be, but I'd place a handsome wager on "Full In The Panting Heart of Rome" with a rousing chorus of "God Bless Our Pope" being on the children's celebration programme. And thinking about it, that is very much the way things ought to be.




  1. What a wonderful elaborate plan! I hope their celebration went wonderfully! (My two spent much of their afternoon playing a bizarre game called Darth Vader's Fishwife, which is far less holy!

  2. Haha - I'm not sure whether the neighbours would have described the din as holy or unholy!

    I suspect that Darth Vader's fishwife would go down a treat with lot...