Pius XII’s new Twitter account!

From CWN:

L’Osservatore Romano has published an article by Don Luigi Testa, an Italian Salesian priest, welcoming the appearance of a Twitter account that posts the words of Venerable Pius XII.

The article appeared on October 9, the 55th anniversary of the Pontiff’s death.

Father Testa noted that the account was founded by a 26-year-old student and said he found it “surprising” that most of the followers are young. [Do these people live under a rock?  Of COURSE it's young people!]

Referring to Pope Francis’s famous phrase, Father Testa said that youth are the first to recognize which pastors have “the smell of the sheep.” The tweets from the account convey “the image of Pius XII as it was actually experienced by his contemporaries”: that of a shepherd who was “wholly attentive to heal the wounds of men.”

This is great!  Follow Pius XII HERE.

How refreshing to have tweets from Pius XII.  I think his canary would have liked this.

Hey!  Everyone!   Help me get over 20K!   I am that close!  Click HERE.

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10 Responses to Pius XII’s new Twitter account!

  1. mamajen says:

    I know absolutely nothing about Pius XII, but I love that picture. Our late, beloved, monsignor also had a pet bird (as do I).

  2. That’s Gretl, the goldfinch. Pius XII was very fond of birds.

  3. avecrux says:

    Praying for a miracle on his Facebook page, too: https://www.facebook.com/MiraclesOfPopePiusXii

  4. OrthodoxChick says:

    I’ve been following you for almost a year now, Fr. Z. Loved your live tweets during the election. Now, I’m following Pope Pius XII as well. Time to learn more Italian!

  5. Kathleen10 says:

    20,006 now Fr. Z. This is all new to me. First time tweeting.

  6. Elizabeth D says:

    I love the picture. Of course, Pope Francis had his dove. Some day there will be a picture with Pope Francis with a dove and a deer and a bunny and a wolf all cuddled around him. somewhere someone has done that in Photoshop. The marketing possibilities of Pope Francis garden statues are mind boggling.

    How about Pope Pius XII garden statue with goldfinch?

  7. Matt R says:

    Father you didn’t mention the clock!

  8. Giuseppe says:

    Father Z, saw this book review (a rave) and thought of you:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/books/the-goldfinch-a-dickensian-novel-by-donna-tartt.html
    If you want it, pop it onto your amazon wish list, and I’ll get it for you.

  9. Margaret says:

    20,031 followers as of 2:25 PM PDT. Very nice.

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