Tuesday, 26 March 2013
The Ring and Coat of Arms of Pope Francis I
In the begining, each Pope picks his own ring, which is destroyed at the end of his papacy.
'According to the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the ring was one of several offered to Francis. Fashioned in the 1960s by Italian goldsmith Enrico Manfrini, it was offered to Paul VI through his private secretary. Lombardi said it is not known if the Pope ever used it.
Paul VI presided over the second half of Vatican II, the 1962-65 meetings that paved the way for the liturgy to be celebrated in the vernacular rather than Latin and revolutionized the Church’s relations with Jews.'
There has been a dream and prayers for many millions of people and that people will unite together in peace. For peace to happen between people, there must be a willingness to allow this. In the structure of hierarchy of society, there is responsibility. This is a time when our world is knowing many changes. This is a time to bring and end to all the injustice taking place.
Saint Peter was a fisherman - one of the 12 Apostles of Christ. The ring of Pope Francis is the fisherman's ring. This ring has been held for a time and for a purpose. The chosen bearer of this ring is Pope Francis.
Pope Francis chose this silver ring instead of a gold ring. It is plated in Gold.
Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter is remembered today because he was Chosen by Christ.
"And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be what has been bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be what has been loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:18
Pope Francis comes across as having a very gentle heart that is open for the people. Such sensitivity is neccesary to be spiritually guided to touch hearts and minds; to be an instrument of peace for all of mankind. For there is no division in Christ.
The spiritual mysteries are revealed to people with sincere heart. The meaning of esoteric knowledge relates to what is within our being. The meaning of apocalypse is lifting the veil and seeing the truth of what is happening.
We have had many warnings and people are warned to fear God's Wrath. Oath takers take their oath to God. There is great effort to remove God from the oath because of changing the Laws of God and corruption taking place. Officials in UK boast they will never be prosecuted for their crimes. It is very important that everyone realises that everyone is still accountable.
People have been blind and spiritually blinded deliberately. The truth will be exposed.
The God we know from the early church is a loving and merciful God and very patient. When we consider why people hurt and make the wrong choices in life, we discover most often, there has not been a father around, or mother who is attentive to her child. We are living in time when parenthood is to be re-evaluated for this is the most important relationship we will all have.
The Pope is a spiritual father figure with a loving heart for people. He is a teacher of love.
The Virgin Mary is the ever spiritual mother to humanity and spiritual love never fades away.
With the statues and holy icons we get to see some important detail. Notice Saint Peter is holding two keys in one hand and a scroll in the other. There are instructions written down since the ancient times in relation to God's Law.
In the Papal coat of arms there are two keys that are crossed, with the three crowns and a shield. Pope Francis has chosen to keep the same coat of arms he had as archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The shield is very simple, depicting a star, a grapelike plant and a monogram of Christ at the center of a fiery sun. The symbols represent the three members of the Holy Family, Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph.
On 7th January when Christ revealed himself clearly during prayer wearing his crown. From his body was seen radiating the most golden light. This was following Epiphany Day. Here we see the radiating golden yellow representing Christ.
The Latin motto beneath the crest is "miserando atque eligendo" meaning 'Lowly but chosen'.
If there were no statues and no icons, no museums that hold evidence of the ancient times, no artists who are inspired and no creative minds to bring to life even through painting, the scenes of history, and if there were no movie makers - people who are unable to read or comprehend in writing would not have the opportunity to consider and reconsider history and the lessons.
If we 'forget' there is a higher authority ruling over this earth, man rules instead of God. Once that happens, humanity falls under the authority of man made rules and his interpretation of the Law. From there, rulers of lands change the law.
There are never enough people praying for humanity and the need is great at this time. Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis greet eachother as brothers and seen here pictured, also praying together. The church is the decider on many things - they understand Providence and the power of prayer. The elders understand the value of intercession of prayer and miracles taking place.
Pope Francis I a very gentle soul has been chosen as an example. It is not man's place to rule over God. In sumission to God this is a true test of faith to let him control everything. It is not easy. Francis loves to pray. He will have seen the miracles of God taking place in his life and with other people. Once people grasp the power of prayer, they will never look back.
These two gentlemen made a commitment to serve humanity in prayer and will continue for everyone.
From personal experience, I have learned how very patient is our heavenly father. And so for Francis to reiterate this made me smile. His focus in taking care of people and the world we live in is a priority we are all called to assist with.
Peace, love and best wishes
Posted by Lady Pauline Maria