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Sat Aug 2, 2014, 08:47 PM

 

Pope surprises Jesuits for dinner on feast of Saint Ignatius



Pope Francis has dinner with Jesuits on the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola July 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit General Curia.

by Elise Harris

Vatican City, Aug 1, 2014 / 08:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to the head of the Jesuit General Curia expressing his desire to eat dinner with them.

According to an Aug. 1 statement issued by the Jesuits, “It was only at the last moment that he told Father General that this was his wish.”

The Roman Pontiff arrived to the community in his small Ford Focus, and made a point to greet several bystanders outside the front door of the offices of the Jesuit Curia before going inside.

Describing the visit as “wholly private and quite simple,” the Jesuits explained that after dining with the community in the refectory, Pope Francis joined them in the recreation room for coffee and “friendly conversation,” where he greeted each one personally.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-surprises-jesuits-for-dinner-on-feast-of-saint-ignatius-51233/

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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:29 AM

1. A last minute guest...

As my mother would say: "Put another cup of water in the soup!"

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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:30 AM

2. Gosh, a Jesuit wanting to join other Jesuits for celebrating the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Who would have thunk it?

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