This is the tomb of Adrian VI at Rome's Santa Maria dell'Anima.
Prayer intention: Lord, if it be Your blessed will, grant that this generation of German Catholic faithful might design, create and donate a worthy tiara to this German Pope during this historic pontificate.
They better hurry up because time if flying.ReplyDelete
Do you know how the campaign's going?ReplyDelete
We need the Holy Ghost to solder it all together.ReplyDelete
Old Protestant views in regard to the tiara have really twined around our church leadership in recent years.
Humbug to Satan and go tiara!
Let's write to the Archbishop of Munich urging him to participate in this campaign.ReplyDelete
Actually, Adrian VI was Dutch (Adriaan Floriszoon Boeyens van Utrecht)and by the time he lived the Netherlands were part of the Spanish Monarchy (because the King of Spain was in fact Duke and Palatine Count of Burgundy). He was Regent of Castile and Bishop of Tortosa before of his election to the Papacy.ReplyDelete
He was very observant and intended to impose a strict reformation in the Papal Court and in the Rennaissance Rome, what was not well received by his subjects. When he died after some months of reign, someone put a flower garland on the door of the Pope's physician with this Latin inscription: "Liberatori Patriae" (it was believed that Adrian VI died empoisonned).
The last German Pope at this very moment is Benedict XVI (Dominus conseruet eum!).
The parents of Adrian VI have been originated from Germany. Even if Adrian VI have been born in Utrecht, lot of historians see him as a "German Pope".ReplyDelete
At least in Dieter and perhaps some others, your prayer was answered recently with a "Yes" John!ReplyDelete