Most Holy Father: Thank you!

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In a communiqué from the Holy See delivered to the parish today I discover the good news that Pope Francis has personally granted a personal request to this Missionary of Mercy. I am grateful. Thanks, Holy Father! These exchanges are now adding up. For my part, I have never promised anything to the Bishop of Rome. For his part, he has never asked anything of me whatsoever. As it should be. Perhaps he realizes fully that I am a mere donkey of a priest and takes pity on me. I’m happy with that.

GEORGE DAVID BYERS - COAT OF ARMS - revisionIn fact, I think it is now high time that I finally come up with some words to add below the coat of arms which the talented elizdelphi so artistically rendered for me. I once again open this up to suggestions and, while I do, I apologize for breaking the rules of heraldry. It’s all part and parcel of someone who has crucified the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception with my sin, but nevertheless someone upon whom the Lord has deigned to show his mercy. The words should be short and incisive. Go ahead and suggest in English. I’ll translate them into whatever language best suits that message, whether Greek, Hebrew or Latin.

 

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9 responses to “Most Holy Father: Thank you!

  1. sanfelipe007

    “Praying and braying” Just kidding. Let me think about it.

  2. sanfelipe007

    “Humble donkey, I”

    meh, I’m no good at this.

  3. monicaharris58

    ἐσπλαγχνίσθη
    “His heart was sacrificed”

  4. “All for the love of Jesus”?

  5. Mark

    Every knee shall bow
    Every tongue confess

  6. elizdelphi

    from Fr Z’s blog a short while back
    “hinham hinham hinham”
    http://wdtprs.com/blog/2017/01/14-january-happy-feast-of-the-ass/

    My original suggestion was “Goodness and Kindness” because that is what was written above the comment/reply box on the former blog and the phrase has left an impression on me. I use that phrase all the time now!

  7. sanfelipe007

    Thanks, for that, Elizabeth! Ha!

  8. sanfelipe007

    I was reading some words by Saint Catherine of Siena. The following jumped out at me as a possible candidate. “…in Christ crucified you can do everything.

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