Monday, July 14, 2008

Unfurled in public witness: the colors...


Dad had been in the Army and so we were always taught to respect the colors. The family flag was always, with reverence, kept in the foyer closet. It was put out in front of the house every Independence Day and every Flag Day and still even on other days, too, when dad remembered. When we got older then we youngsters had the honor, too, to post the colors and then take them back inside at dusk. It was a great experience.
Your kids will be inspired if you do the same. In this manner they can further learn honor and pride. In a similar manner, get your family a papal flag, too. Get a pole for it and place it out in front of your home on special days such as the anniversary of the election of a pope or even on a pope's birthday, etc. The extras count.
A papal flag, such as the one in the photo, can be purchased in Rome for just seven euro.

5 comments:

humboldt said...

That flag is not the Vatican's flag, cause the tiara does not have the cross on top.

Anonymous said...

Ah, not quite.

JPSonnen said...

ciao tutti:
yes, there's a tiny cross on the top of this tiara.

humboldt said...

LOL, clever, very clever! ;-)

Christina said...

Wonderful, creative idea!
How about for occasions of Pope Pius XII and excellent previous Popes?
Happy Our Lady of Mt Carmel today!