Woo hoo! The Papal Conclave began yesterday, and today at about 1:15 (at least that's when I found out) the white smoke came out - a new Pope has been elected!!
His name is Pope Francis I. The FIRST! Not only the first Pope Francis there's ever been, but also the first Latin-American Pope. :)
I have started praying a novena through Pray More Novenas that started yesterday for the election of the new pope. The person who sends out the e-mail reminders said that if a new pope was elected before the 9 days were up, that we would continue the novena praying for the new pope. I haven't prayed my novena prayer yet today so I will go do that!
God bless Pope Francis!