Kevin McKenzie Blogs about his walk from Ireland to Rome
Thursday, March 7, 2013
4th day of cardinals' meetings
Saint Peter's Square March 7th
Dear Family and Friends,
The rain let up today a little, thank God. There were a lot
of people trying to get into Saint Peter’s as you can see in the photo. There
were also camera crews all over the place.
The Cardinals are still at their meetings, today talking
about the Vatican and its finances, ecumenism, the new evangelization, the
charitable activity of the Church, and the qualities they would like to see in
the new pope. They obviously want to get everything on the table, and this is
essential, for many of the cardinals come from far away. These meetings are
also giving them time to get to know each other.
Last I heard, the Vietnamese Cardinal was still somewhere
between Vietnam and Rome. Maybe we need to send a rescue squad!
Tomorrow’s Friday, and during Lent on Fridays we all try to
offer something up together – usually meat. It’s a simple practice that unites
millions of people across the globe with each other and with the suffering of
Our Lord – the true Head of the Church.
The Cardinals will be fasting too, so let’s unite our
sacrifice with theirs!