SJU Welcomes Pope Francis

What an incredible month for Philadelphia. His Holiness Pope Francis blessed the city by making it his last stop of his trip to America for the World Meeting of the Families. He attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the city of brotherly love on the weekend of September 26th and 27th where he gave multiple off-script speeches about the importance of family and the American values of life, liberty and happiness. While I was unable to go into the city for the speeches and mass, I saw him 4 times as he drove back and forth from the seminary he stayed at just down the road from my college: Saint Joseph’s University! Seeing him wave out of his Fiat (awesome product placement, by the way) with his arm fully extended to the crowds lining the street was a blessing in itself. I figured that would be as close as I would get. But as they say in infomercials: wait, there’s more. Continue reading