This morning the Pope said Mass at St. Patrick's cathedral specifically for priests, deacons and other religious. I did not end up listening to his homily, but at a brief glance of it online I found this quote, which I think is really, really cool.
The spires of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral are dwarfed by the skyscrapers of the Manhattan skyline, yet in the heart of this busy metropolis, they are a vivid reminder of the constant yearning of the human spirit to rise to God. As we celebrate this Eucharist, let us thank the Lord for allowing us to know him in the communion of the Church, to cooperate in building up his Mystical Body, and in bringing his saving word as good news to the men and women of our time. And when we leave this great church, let us go forth as heralds of hope in the midst of this city, and all those places where God’s grace has placed us. In this way, the Church in America will know a new springtime in the Spirit, and
point the way to that other, greater city, the new Jerusalem, whose light is the
Lamb (Rev 21:23). For there God is even now preparing for all people a banquet
of unending joy and life. Amen.
They have the video at this page, and I certainly hope to watch it in it's entirety sometime soon. I saw the ending twice, the recessional was incredible, and the homily looks like it was REALLY good too.
A meeting with youth and seminarians at St. Joseph's semimary finished about a half an hour ago. Besides the arrival and official Welcome, it is, so far, the event I have watched most of, and it was incredible. Stay Tuned,