The maples outside the window turned a bright red this evening, just before sundown. I could not see the sun becasue we face south west, but I could see the red glow.
In much the same way, I could feel the glow from Rome as Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto donned the red robes of a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. It is truly a very proud moment for Torontonians and for all Canadians.
May the angels surround him and may St. Michael protect him. May St. Brother Andree shed his graces on him and may all Canadian Catholics feel the red glow from Rome.
The are no cardinals in the maple tree yet, but we have our own who will soon be home from Rome, bringing with him a warmth better than any spring has to offer!
Congratulations Cardinal Collins, and may God Bless you and keep you.