MORNING MEDITATION IN THE CHAPEL OF THE
Celebrating with Vatican gardeners and
Friday, 22 March 2013
(by L'Osservatore Romano, Weekly ed. in English, n.
13, 27 March 2013)
When we have a heart of stone it happens that we pick up
real stones and stone Jesus Christ in the person of our brothers and
sisters, especially the weakest of them. Pope Francis said this at the Mass
he celebrated on Friday morning, 22 March, in the Chapel of the Domus
Sanctae Marthae. Various employees of the garden and cleaning services
of the Governorate of Vatican City State were invited to the celebration. In
his Homily, the Holy Father spoke about the passage in the Gospel of John in
which the Jews wanted to stone Jesus. Also present were sisters of three
communities of women religious who work in Vatican City: those who work in
the Santa Marta Paediatric Dispensary, in the home for retired apostolic
nuncios, and in the Holy Father’s private storeroom.