Pope Francis is making a special effort to include the poor of Rome in the congregation for the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday.
The Pope has made 3,000 ticket to the Mass available to the charitable group Caritas. Caritas will reportedly coordinate with the
St. Egidio community to distribute the tickets.
There is no cost for the tickets, but a ticket is required for admission because of the limits on available space. catholicculture.org
"Lent is presented us as a shout of truth and certain hope that comes us to say “Yes, it is possible to not slap on makeup, and not draw plastic smiles as if nothing happened.” Yes, it is possible that all is made new and different because God remains “rich in kindness and mercy, always willing to forgive” and He encourages us to begin anew time and again. Today, again, we are invited to undertake a Paschal road toward Life, a path that includes the cross and resignation; a path that will be uncomfortable but not fruitless. We are invited to admit that something inside us is not going well, (in society or in the Church) to change, to turn around, to be converted."
Lenten Letter of Cardinal Jorge Brogoglio read the whole letter here
If you think this is big, just wait until he settles in a little bit. Maybe just after Easter. I have a feeling things are going to get very interesting. No solid predictions. No inside information. Just a deep trust in the Holy Spirit that all things old will be made new.
For those of you that were expecting something rude, crude, snarky or immature, I am sorry to disappoint you. Check in with us tomorrow when we return to our regular mindless programming.