Saint Francis was my confirmation name. I’ve always had a liking of that particular saint. I chose him as a representative of my life because I love the humility he has shown throughout his. Everyone knows St Francis as an animal-loving, kind-hearted, simple sort of man. These are the sort of characteristics I try to portray in my day-to-day living.
Never for an instance did I expect to hear the name “Francis” announced on the television as I and my grandmother watched the new pope emerge and stand upon the balcony over thousands of cheering people. All I can remember feeling excitement and joy inside. Not only did we have a new pope, but he and I had a lot more in common than I was expecting!