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Waltham, MA (WHDH) (March 4, 2013) -- While anticipation is building
around the world ahead of picking the pope, Catholic school students in
Waltham are trying to do their part by saying their prayers.
Middle school students at Our Lady's Academy in Waltham are joining
together in prayer -- sending their thoughts to Rome on the election of the
“I think it's very important, this is a very big deal. It's going to be a big
part of our Catholic history, and it felt really nice, it felt like I was really
connected with God,” said Haley Campbell, 8th grade.
“The children have assembled each class, about 15 minutes, where they
have been praying in Eucharistic adoration and asking the Lord's blessing on
the selection of the new pope, and those who will elect him,” said Fr. James
Diperri, Our Lady’s Academy.
One student was hoping the cardinals would pick Boston’s own, Cardinal
Sean O’Malley. “I was actually praying that he would become pope, because
he's pretty good actually, his age, he's pretty young. He's fit for the job, so
he'd do really well,” said Nicole Porte, 8th grade.
Even though they are thousands of miles from Rome, through the power
of prayer, they're hoping to be part of the process.
“I felt connected to everyone in the room and the church in whole, like
we were all praying. And it felt really good,” said Chloe Olwell.
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