We are watching the pope circle Nationals Park in the pope-mobile right now from my family room in New York. How I wish I was there! My 2-year-old daughter, Chiara, just walked into the room and said, "Where's the pope?" She was followed by my 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, who walked in and announced that she just said an entire Rosary using beads that have been blessed by Pope Benedict. If I read that on someone else's blog, I might be tempted to roll my eyes, wondering who has children like this. But it really happened. I saw it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears, and that, for me, is the miracle of this papal visit.
-- Mary DeTurris Poust