SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL
Outside the door of the Santo Papa’s room, there is always a Swiss Guard ready for anything the Pope needs—just as one of his room aides remains on duty during the night, should Lolo Kiko call. The Pope is guaranteed maximum privacy and autonomy, but in his advanced age, there is always someone ready to intervene if he needs help during the night.
Even if the Santo Papa does not spend many hours in bed, deep rest is still very important for him. He has repeated this sentiment many times. Sleep means to trust in God, and to abandon one’s defenses. Every night, before he settles in, Pope Francis entrusts his prayers, concerns, and projects he wishes to accomplish the next day to the Lord. In fact, one of his favorite saints is the Sleeping St. Joseph, who is known for receiving messages and directions from the Lord in his dreams.
CARPENTER AT WORK
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