We were up nice and early today... Left the hotel at 7:15 for a ten o'clock Mass (remember that next time your running late to Mass). By the time we got there , about 10 minutes later this was the line to get in
Within 20 minutes this was the line behind us:
What an absolutely unique, beautiful, historic, and prayerful experience. To be there with the 115 Cardinals, the successors to the Apostles, knowing that (hopefully) in a few days one of them, The Lord will have raised up as the next "Peter" - was just phenomenal
These last two shots show the balcony, in front of the Basilica where once elected, the new Pope will emerge from the Sistine Chapel to greet the people he will be chosen to shepherd as our new Holy Father. You can see its all decked out and ready!!