The Liturgical Siesta

Here's how Andrea Tornielli begins his article on Pope Francis' style:

Francis’ alarm clock goes off at 4:45 every morning in room 201 in St. Martha’s House, when everything is still pitch black. Such an early start to the day means Francis has to have a siesta after lunch. Juan Perón called this time of rest an “almost liturgical must” which made it possible for him to fit “two mornings” into his day.

Decidedly a man after my own heart – Francis, not Juan.

The rest of Tornielli's interesting reflection, with quotes from Bianchi, Riccardi, and Scola, is here.

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is a longtime Commonweal contributor.

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