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Friday, October 9, 2015

Faith Filled Friday: Photos from the Papal Mass

I posted on my experience at the Papal Mass of September 25th at Madison Square Garden in NYC when Pope Francis made his way in the United States.  I promised some pictures.  Here’s a photo essay of it.

Here’s Madison Square Garden with people approaching and being redirected.

And here’s the billboard for the event.

I mentioned we were queued up for perhaps a half mile.  Here’s the line trying to move forward once they started letting people in.  It became a semi disorderly swarm. 

This was the view from my seat, though I think the camera is zoomed out and makes it look more distant.  But there is the stage, a large TV monitor in front, and below you can see the lighting and TV controls.

Here’s more of a zoomed in look at the stage.  I think that was Gloria Estafan performing.

I got a zoomed in snap of the hanging crucifix. 

The monitor provided close up views with lyrics and captions.  Here’s Harry Connick Jr. performing. 

I could not get a great picture of the Holy Father rounding the perimeter in the golf cart.  It was all moving too fast.  This was the best I could do.  You can see the back of his head and waving.


Zoomed in from far back and people moving, pictures got blurry, but these two kind of show his face.

The procession coming in.

With the Holy Father coming in at the end, the last one in the green.

Some pictures off the monitor.

Here’s a few zoomed in not off the monitor.

The white frocked priests up the ramped seating behind the altar made for a great backdrop.  And finally the procession out.

It really was a great experience.


  1. That's a nice overview of your day! BTW, if you click on the pictures to enlarge them they are more fun to look at.

  2. Thank you Manny.

    I love the hymn "How great Thou art!"

    God bless.