Prayers, blessings and thanks to Pope Francis who celebrates his 77th birthday on Tuesday 17th December.
Below is a birthday card prepared by the
Vatican Internet Office, directed by Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz, an
Argentine Bishop, and fellow country-man of the Pope, who is responsible for
Internet Services. At www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm you can see a photo album with his quotes and links to the original documents.
He received his birthday cake three days early — a surprise from the children who presented the treat on
Saturday after he visited a Vatican dispensary which provides
paediatric care. Francis blew out the candles, thanked the youngsters for the cake and promised: "I'll tell you later if it's good or not." For more than 90 years, the dispensary on the Vatican grounds has
been distributing milk, clothing, diapers, toys and even baby carriages
to families in need.The children's last gift was a white dove, which everyone wanted to hold. They even gave it a name.
-What's its name?
I googled it and it's a Spanish name meaning prophetess. Intriguing.....Out of the mouths of babes....... :-))