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Benedict XVI Not Leading Cloistered Life, Says Vatican Spokesman CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 11, 2014 In retirement, Benedict XVI follows a daily schedule similar to that of any retired bishop or religious: He prays, reads, strolls, talks with people and offers them spiritual advice, the Vatican spokesman has said. Although he "lives in a low-key way, without public attention, that does not mean he's isolated or enclosed in a strict cloister," Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi told Vatican Radio. Marking the one-year anniversary of Benedict XVI's resignation announcement, ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2014/02/benedict-xvi-not-leading-cloistered.html
Christmas at the Vatican 2013 CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 21, 2013 ... custom. According to the liturgical schedule published Nov. 28 by Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies, Pope Francis will visit the pediatric Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome. Announcing the visit at a Vatican concert in support of the hospital on Dec. 2, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said that, like his predecessors, Pope Francis shows "a father's overflowing love for children." "The more childhood is protected ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-at-vatican-2013.html
Just Bring It – On His 77th, Francis' "Action Plan"... And Birthday "Hope" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - December 19, 2013 ... Faber , the first companion of Ignatius and Francis Xavier, into the company of the saints, short-circuiting the normal canonization process. In his August interview with Antonio Spadaro SJ for Civiltà Cattolica – the complete, six-hour transcript of which will soon be published in English under the title My Door Is Always Open (Bloomsbury) – Francis spoke of Faber as a "model" for himself, both as a Jesuit and now in the governance of the universal church. The Pope said he ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2013/12/just-bring-it-francis-action-plan-and.html
Schedule of Pope's Advent, Christmas Liturgies Released CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 10, 2013 ... Rome's Piazza di Spagna. Tuesday Dec. 24, Pope Francis will celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord with Midnight Mass, which will be held at 9:30 p.m. in the Papal Chapel of the Vatican Basilica. Christmas day, Wednesday Dec. 25, the pontiff will honor the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord with a special "Urbi et Orbi" blessing at 12 p.m. from the central loggia of the Vatican Basilica. The "Urbi et Orbi" is a special blessing which including ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/12/schedule-of-popes-advent-christmas.html