Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NEW POPE ELECTED - ARGENTINA - CARDINAL BERGOGLIO - POPE FRANCIS

Vatican Radio REPORT Citing the Latin formula, Habemus Papam, the Proto Deacon, French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran appeared on the central balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica Wednesday evening to announce the election of the 265th Successor of Saint Peter:

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., the first Jesuit pope in history, was elected to the papacy, taking the name of Pope Francis.

Cardinal Tauran appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s basilica at 8:12 p.m. to the cheers of tens of thousands of people gathered under umbrellas in the square. Billowing white smoke appeared from the chimney over the Sistine chapel at 7:06 p.m signalling that the new Pope had been elected in the fifth ballot of the two day conclave. SHARED FROM RADIOVATICANA

LATEST FROM VATICAN NO POPE ELECTED AFTER 2 VOTES - BLACK SMOKE


RADIO VATICANA REPORT:

Black smoke came billowing out of the Sistine chapel’s smokestack Wednesday morning, at about 11.40 a.m. Rome time signalling an inconclusive outcome to the morning voting session of the Cardinals in conclave.

The 115 Cardinals now return to the Santa Marta guesthouse within the Vatican where they are staying for the duration of the conclave. They will return to the Sistine Chapel for another two ballots this afternoon beginning at 4pm.

Unless a Pope is elected in the first of the two ballots this afternoon, we are unlikely to see any smoke emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney until around 7:30 p.m. local time.

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TODAY'S SAINT : MARCH 13 : ST. EUPHRASIA


St. Euphrasia
VIRGIN
Feast: March 13


     Information:
Feast Day:March 13
Born:380
Died:420
Virgin, b. in 380; d. after 410. She was the daughter of Antigonus, a senator of
Constantinople, and a relation of Emperor Theodosius. Her father died shortly after her birth, and her mother, also Euphrasia, devoted her life thenceforth exclusively to the service of God.

To carry out this ideal she abandoned the capital, and, with her seven-year-old daughter, repaired to Egypt, where she dwelt on one of her estates, near a convent, and adopted the nuns' austere mode of life. This example aroused in her daughter the desire to enter the convent, and her mother gave her into the care of the superior, that she might be trained in the ascetic life.

After her mother's death she declined an offer of marriage made, by the Emperor
Theodosius, on behalf of a senator's son, transferred to the emperor her entire fortune, to be used for charitable purposes, and took up, with a holy ardour, the rigorous practices of Christian perfection. She was about thirty when she died. Her feast is celebrated in the Greek Church on 25 July, and in the Latin Church on 13 March. She is mentioned by St. John Damascene, in his third "Oratio de imaginibus".



SOURCE: http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/E/steuphrasia.asp#ixzz1pBYypyaN

TODAY'S SAINT : MARCH 13 : ST. RODERIC AND ST. SALOMON


Sts. Roderic and Salomon
MARTYRS OF SPAIN
Feast: March 13


     Information:
Feast Day:March 13
Born:
9th century southern Spain
Died:857
Roderic, also called Rudericus and Rodrigo, was a priest at Cabra who was assaulted by his two brothers, one a Muslim and the other a lapsed Catholic. He was denounced by the Muslim brother and imprisoned for falling away from the Islamic faith. Roderic proclaimed that he had always been a Christian but was charged with apostasy. In prison, he met Salomon, a man under the same charge. They were beheaded at Cordoba after a long period of imprisonment.

(Taken from Catholic Encyclopedia)

source http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/R/stroderic_salomon.asp#ixzz1pBYgsGGw