The Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to the United States on September 22-27 was nothing short of amazing. He gave U.S. Catholics a new pride in the Church and inspired all to greater love of neighbor especially the poor and marginalized. In each of his many speeches and homilies, the Holy Father challenged Catholics and all people of good will to find new ways to come together for the Common Good.
In words and actions, the Holy Father communicated the joy and the challenge of the Gospel in a way that uplifted people from every walk of life and economic situation. His visit was truly a blessing.
On Saturday, CNN asked its viewers to tweet 3 words to describe Pope Francis using the hashtag #Popein3Words. In a very short time, #Popein3Words was trending on Twitter—that is, it was one of the most popular topics. Some of the most used words were humble, compassionate and inspiring.
Here is my Tweet with my three words:
Pastor, missionary, reformer #PopeIn3Words
— Sr. Susan Wolf, SND (@srsusan) September 26, 2015
If you click on the hyperlink in my Tweet for #Popein3Words, you will be taken to Twitter where you can see some other responses.
Here is Pope Francis’ Tweet after he returned to the Vatican:
With my heartfelt thanks. May the love of Christ always guide the American people! #GodBlessAmerica
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 28, 2015
Our response can only be: Thank you, Holy Father! We are praying for you everyday!
Please tell us the three words you would use to describe Pope Francis after his visit to the U.S.