The Importance of Family Evident to Our Holy Father
Pope Francis' Coat of Arms is MOTTO OF MERCY - “miserando atque eligendo”- surrounded by the HOLY FAMILY. The shield has a blue background, and three symbols representing Jesus, Mary and Joseph.)
At a time when the family is under the greatest attack, our new Holy Father’s first major actions as shepherd subtly emphasize the HOLY FAMILY.
In his humble accepting of the call to be Pope, Pope Francis, like Christ, submitted himself with complete obedience to God’s will.
He began his first day as the Vicar of Christ in prayer to the Blessed Mother to protect his “children” under her mantle.
And, he set his Inauguration Mass to take place on the Feast of St. Joseph —a feast recognizing the obedience and trust of a righteous man, a man chosen by God to protect, nurture, and provide for both His son, Our Lord, and His greatest masterpiece, Our Blessed Mother.