Friday, October 16, 2009

Marianists Pray with the Pope

Periodically you can watch a posted Youtube and be surprised at who you see.

Take a look at this video and you will see three of our Brothers who attended the Rosary with the Pope on Saturday, October 10. Visible (.09) are Father Francis, Brother Peter, Brother Michael John and Brother Michael Joseph who were in Rome for the Canonization of St. Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

The Pope called on college students to build universities of high intellectual learning and to sincerely and passionately pursue the truth.

During the rosary, which was part of the Synod of Bishops for Africa, Pope Benedict was connected via satellite with eight African countries. In the end, he encouraged universities to collaborate culturally and scientifically, and to provide special assistance to African women.

The Pope said, “To you, dear African students, I address a special invitation to experience the time of study in preparation for developing a cultural awakening service in your country”.