Farewell, Karol

I woke up this morning to find Mommy watching the live coverage of the Pope’s funeral and interment in Rome.  This is the Pope I have known for most of my adult life.  I walked to the Quezon Memorial Circle during hir first visit to the Philippines and caught him in the Eucharist Celebration of the Mass.  I feel as if a great part of my life has moved on — his death, while saddening, to me is just a rite of passage to the greater glory of being with the Father in Heaven.

I do not recall why but I somehow didn’t exert as much effort in making it to his rally at the Luneta for his second visit.

He was a great man and a great leader for his faithful.  It was but fitting that he be buried with the world’s leaders in attendance, paying tribute and homage to a man who stood tall above them all.  I will be praying for him and to him in thanks for the legacy he had left my church.

Totus Tuus, he said.  “Yours Always”.. Amen.

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