Monday, November 26, 2012

Red Biretta


       On November 23, Pope Benedict XVI created six new Cardinals.  As he placed the red biretta on them, he reminded them that the red biretta was a symbol of a “life entrusted with the service of love:  love of God, church, and an unconditional love for your brothers and sisters, even to shedding of blood in martyrdom."
 
 
        The cardinals are asked to “serve with the transparency and wisdom of teachers, the energy and strength of shepherds, and the fidelity and courage of martyrs.”