I was so moved by the Pope’s visit to the U.S. that I could hardly think of anything else. I love him. I love his message. I love the sound of his voice no matter what language he speaks. What his visit said to me is that we in America are spiritually starved. His presence was food for my soul. I am not even Catholic, but he transcended religion. I write and publish this magazine to fill a void I have always felt deep inside me. Papa Francis awakened that sleeping, thirsty giant and now I long for more. Now that he is back in Rome I can only hope and pray that his influence and words started something really big here. He is a true leader we long for. He has the exact right stance on what matters most and his heart is in the most perfect place.
Yes, I will pray for you, as you have asked, and I ask that your sweet words will continue their wave around the planet, stirring everyone to embrace what you represent. After watching the Pope’s ceremony at the United Nations and Ground Zero, I can’t help but feel that if all the religious leaders of the world would gather and pray for peace, then who could be against it?
Tears filled my eyes as he boarded the plane for Rome during a rare Lunar Eclipse, no less. I feel an emptiness, yet refreshed to carry on and do what I can do to be an instrument for peace. I invite you to join me!