Thursday, September 24, 2015

HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU AT MASS?

There is now even more continuity between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI, the tendency on pilgrimages to fall asleep during Mass!

Pope Benedict in Malta in April of 2010:
Pope Francis, yesterday, in Washington, DC:


I've never fallen asleep at Mass, but maybe dosed off in Confession a couple of times!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have fought to keep my eyes open during some lengthy sermons.

Jan

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing that he unnecessarily adds an Eco-friendly car to his motorcade when he could instead just slide into one of the 6 giant sized SUV already there. False humility is what makes me want to fall asleep.

Mike

Templar said...

Yes, but interestingly enough never ever even once at a Latin Mass

rcg said...

I bet you wouldn't fall asleep in one of my confessions.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, the minute I sit down in a pew I feel sleepy. I think it is the fact that I am in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament and it allows me to relax in a way I cannot anywhere else.

Joe Potillor said...

Yes, more than once. I agree with the 10:40 AM anon. The presence of Blessed Sacrament allows for great rest.

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

A story is told of two priests in our diocese at a parish in Savannah. One was presiding, sitting in the chair while the other was preaching. The priest in the chair dozed a moment before the preacher arrived at a long-ish pause in the homily. Awakening at that moment, the preside assumed the homily was done and stood, saying strongly, "Let us together profess our faith!" I am told the glare of amazement and wonder from the preacher was momentous!

Anonymous said...

Haven't you noticed that Pope Francis is leaning a bit to his left? I have a hunch that his sleeping position has something to do with his "left-leaning" stances. ;)