Friday, March 05, 2010

makes a girl proud to be a papist...



swoon.

21 comments:

Francis said...

"PS: You're probably the first Papal secretary in history that's also in the spotlight next to the Pontifex: People Magazine swoons over the "Sunnyboy in the cassock", the Swiss Weltwoche calls you the "most handsome man in a soutane". Donatella Versace dedicated a fashion line to you. Does this image as a "ladykiller" (ie someone who looks like one) bother you ?

MG: It didn't make me blush, but it irritated me a bit. It doesn't hurt and it was flattering, and it's no sin. I'd never been confronted like this with my "shell". Then I noticed that it was largely an expression of sympathy - a bonus, not a malus; I can handle that well. But, I don't want that people don't just look at me but also acknowledge the substance.

PS: Do you get love letters?
MG: Yes, once in a while."

3puddytats said...

I receive mailings from time to time from the Legionaries of Christ...I do believe that part of their entrance criteria for their seminarians is that you must be drop-dead handsome...

Who was it that said "Don't hate me me because I'm beautiful.."??

Ah yes--blame it on my premenopausal ranging hormones...

Sara

The Crescat said...

I have noticed the more orthodox the organization the better looking the men.... younger and more handsome.

Let's hope, for my sake, that God doesn't take all the good ones for Himself.

Angela M. said...

sigh.....

Just another mad Catholic said...

Kat,
if this a common sentiment among young Catholic women around the world then it would seem that it would be a coporal work of mercy for those us who still face an exclusion zone of 500ft from every convnet in the land to NOT enter the seminary (not to mention being a good excuse).

Terry Nelson said...

You've written to him, haven't you, you little stalker.

J2 said...

Don't they refer to Monsignor Georg Gänswein as “Bel Giorgio” in the Italian press...

Nan said...

Now we know why she wanted to know how to say "I'm innocent, it's not my fault he's a hottie, get me a lawyer, preferably one who's good-looking and single," in Italian and that the true motivation for a papal audience is a photo op with one of his known associates.

Where I'm going, they don't have eye-candy for priests, just married ones.

TCN said...

Ah yes, Father What-A-Waste.

Rose said...

Soliciting more contributions for your bail fund, Kat? ;-)

Ah, yes: sigh, indeed.

PaxetBonum said...

"The name's Bond; Monsignor James Bond..."

Great disguise, eh what?

"Shaken, not stirred!"

P&B

romishgraffiti said...

Bring a six hour VHS tape on your trip. That should cover your arrival, your intitial sightseeing, your meeting the Swiss guard, your arrest, and most of your trial.

Wait a minute, isn't Italy where they make the accused sit in a jail cell IN the courtroom?


Scott W.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Repeat after me, "I will not be a chalice chipper." (Say as often as necessary.)

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Oh just done a Bond competition..best put him at the top! Swoon indeed!

Agnes B Bullock said...

What do you suppose the odds are that Monsignor has an unmarried brother for Crescat? She could then save her bail money for the wedding, which His Holiness would of course perform

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Just realised..ya meeen he's coming to England? well forget the 10 kids!

Just another mad Catholic said...

I may not be the monsignor's brother nor am I as attractive but if anyone here from the UK/Europe has a young unmarried daughter looking for a good Catholic man then poor substitute that I am, I could fill that void in her life.

Less face it, its either that or getting the Holy Father to laicize Mgr Gänswein

nazareth priest said...

I'm surprised this isn't under "liturgical eye candy":<)!
Gals, settle down.
He's getting old, as we all are; he'll have bags, sags, pouches, bad breath, and limited stamina.
It all looks good on paper.
Whether or not he looks this great in ten years, after being through this Papacy (which I cannot imagine being something easy) is something else.
And God does call (and deserves) the very best...even if they look like "fashion models/movie stars/celebrities"; it's His call, I guess.

Angela M. said...

But Father, it's precisely the ageing process that has made him so handsome! All that experience is carved onto his face. Sigh....

BriFili Stating said...

Just another mad Catholic: *waves*

Lola said...

I wonder if he's got a brother.
Nevermind. That sort of good looking doesn't always run in famlies.

But, at least Girl, you know what you like.

Now, dear St. Joseph, please go and git CC a husband.

St. Joseph should be able to find one with all the attributes you find so charming in MG.