Posted On 2015-04-24 In Covenant solidarity with Francis

Ah… like the Pope!!!

By Marité and Ramón Marini, Paraguay, Leaders of the Schoenstatt International Family Federation •

DSC05132We wanted to write this brief account to share of how the Holy Father generates positive attitudes in people with his simple testimony of daily life.

Sometime ago we read that when Pope Francis was a bishop in Argentina, he had the habit of collecting the rubber bands that the person who brought the newspapers used; he would make a ball to leave for him close to the door. Each month as he paid him, he would return the rubber bands.

It seemed interesting to me “to imitate” the Holy Father.

Christian Rojas has brought the newspaper to our house for fifteen years (see the photo); he is married to Ingrid Alvarez. They have two children.

One weekend when Christian arrived with the newspaper, I went out to pay him and get the paper. Then I gave him the rubber bands I had collected and he joyfully said to me: “Ah…like the Pope!!!”


 Original: Spanish – Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA

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