Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam

How exciting - we just got a new pope!

I am not really religious. But Catholicism is the major religion in my country, so election of the new pope it is something I find interesting.

I never go to church in my country.

But when I am travelling, especially alone, for work, I love to visit basilicas and cathedrals. I like to sit down and find peace there.

I visited a beautiful cathedral on my last business trip. I visited this cathedral for at least ten times since I travel to that city often. And for the last 8 years I remember I was always asking God only for one thing: to give us a child.

It felt liberating this time. Sitting in the quiet cathedral, not asking for a child. All I asked for was health and love and peace at my heart. I know. I asked a lot.

PS: The photo was taken by me, in Vatican, two years ago. I spent some lovely days with DH in Rome then.

PPS: Home, sweet home. It is nice to be back.


  1. Happy with the choice, great that the new pope comes from Latin America!

  2. Glad you're back!

    Yes, I love visiting churches and cathedrals - in Europe because they're all so old! - but equally love the temples in Thailand too.

  3. Welcome back :)

    I love to visit churches and cathedrals too, and I always find a special peace there.