Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another holiday picture



Why is that bishop hiding behind that tree?

Pope Benedict XVI with Aosta Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi prior to leavinPope Benedict XVI, right, shares a word with Aosta Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi prior to leaving Les Combes d'Introd, near Aosta, northern Italy, Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Benedict XVI said Wednesday that his 'guardian angel'' let him down when he fell and broke his wrist earlier this month, but that the angel was clearly acting 'on superior orders.'' The pope thanked law enforcement officials for being 'like angels,'' as he prepared to depart Les Combes, the Alpine resort where he tripped and injured his wrist about 10 days ago while on vacation, for his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on the outskirts of Rome
g Les Combes d'Introd, near Aosta, northern Italy on Wednesday.

The Pope joked on Wednesday that his 'guardian angel'' let him down when he fell and broke his wrist earlier this month, but that the angel was clearly acting 'on superior orders.'' The pope thanked law enforcement officials for being 'like angels,'' as he prepared to depart Les Combes, the Alpine resort where he tripped and injured his wrist about 10 days ago while on vacation, for his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on the outskirts of Rome.

2 comments:

Shepherd said...

A case of "that the bones you have crushed may thrill" from Psalm 51. Apparently, this relates to the biblical practice of shepherds who would, when faced with a wandering lamb, would break its leg against a rock and bind it up. This ensured that the lamb stayed with the flock and, furthermore, the shepherd would then carry the lamb across his shoulders when the flock moved thus bringing the lamb much closer in trust and love to the shepherd.
The analogy with God as the shepherd is obvious and those who are suffering illness or some other tragedy will recognise the profundity of this line from Misere mei.
Sorry to expose your secret Lawrence!

Ant said...

How many guardian angels does a pontiff have?