Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis I): The first Latin American Pope

The First Latin Amrican Pope

Pope Francis I (pronunciation: /ˈfrænsɨs/, /ˈfrɑːnsɨs/; Latin: Papa Franciscus Primus [franˈtʃiskus]; Italian: Papa Francesco Primo; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio[a] on 17 December 1936) is the 266th[2][3] and current pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. In that role, he is both the leader of the Catholic Church and sovereign ruler of the Vatican City State. From 1998 until his election as pope, he served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and was made a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.

Francis is the first Jesuit and the first from the Americas to be elected Pope. He is the first non-European pope since Syrian-born Pope Gregory III, who died in 741.- Wikipedia France

To the 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide, having a new leader is an enormous liberation. It has obliterated negative impact from the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raising some negative issues and concerns on Catholic Church.

Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, his real name, is known for being humble and is raised in a modest family being a son of a railroad worker. He is also compared to previous Pope John Paul II for being “conservative at the level of doctrine, and progressive on social issues”. As archbishop, it is said that he chooses to live a simple life living in an apartment rather than having a luxurious residence. He also travels by bus. His lifestyle is temperate and serious but wears a very pleasant personality and remains accessible to people.

Being a catholic myself, I am praying and hoping that Pope Francis I can extend and devote more of his time on important issues on Catholic Church. I hope he can travel further and reach out to people, Catholic or non-Catholics and truly impart to the world the real essence of Papacy.

Pope Francis I: our prayers are with you!

Lazaro Arbos; the next 2013 American Idol?

Blessing from God!

From beautiful country singer, handsome balladeer to a well-known rock star, American Idol has showcased divergent individuals with astounding talent when it comes to singing. AI winner has been envied by many and idolized by realm. For America, AI is the way to stardom.

It has been years now that I follow AI. But season 12 for me is quite remarkable. I am being startled and touched by one hopeful contestant that I find unique and admirable. He’s name is Lazaro Arbos.  Originated from Cuba but now living with his parents in Naples, Florida. Yes, Lazaro Arbos can sing well. In fact, he’s very good at it. But this is not the reason I find him admirable.  Ironically, Lazaro has severe speech impediment. But amidst having this kind of condition, he pursues his dream by joining American Idol and now on his way up to recognition.

I hope fans from all over can extend their votes to this gifted individual. Truly, a living example of I.N.S.P.I.R.A.T.I.O.N

To Lazaro Arbos, you are now a GLOBAL IDOL!

#lazaroarbos2013ai

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Top 8 Ladies Bags and How Is It Use

latest fashion bags 2013

Fashion Bags are ladies best friend.

Ever wonder why we ladies have a number of bags in our closets? It is because it’s essential for us. Yes, you heard me right. 🙂 Next to shoes and dresses, fashion bags are on top to our best friends. And when we chat about bags latest fashion, we do not only mean one piece of gear. We say bags for different occasion and usage especially for 2013 events.

Fashion Bags in general could be of any kind as long as it complements our daily attire and style. We normally carry a bag of the same hue that enhances our dress or simply give a touch of matching with our shoes.  Having said that, I know there are a lot of men raising their eyebrows from what they have heard.  I could help you understand your wife, girlfriend, partner and your daughter as well why we keep more than one piece of bag.  There’s more to it by just being fashionable.

Hear me out gentlemen. 🙂

Tote Bags

Tote bags are usually worn and used during our market days hence this kind of bag can carry a lot of stuff from grocery items to several stuff. Today, most of the supermarket and grocery sell re-usable tote bags in contribution to “Save the Earth” using green bags instead of using plastic shopping bags. We’re into green guys! 🙂

Hobo Bags

Hobo bag is called that way because it resembles the shape of the brindle on a stick that hobos are portrayed as carrying over their shoulder in drawings and cartoons. Hobo bags are very useful hence it can carry a lot of things from our make-up, perfumes, and other ladies need. Being carried like a standard shoulder bag and it is normally made from soft leather materials which can be sized in assortment.

Clutch Bags

Small and petite in size but can be very chic. Clutch is small enough to grip. Here we put our hankies, paper towels, keys, cosmetics, a hairbrush, mobile phone etc. Clutch bags are our basic needs during party and formal event.

Satchel Bags

This kind of bag commonly has a strap in the middle of the cover bag to secure the bags for not easily be open. A double secured lock to ensure safety of the things we put inside. Years ago, it is used only by students since they carry a lot of school paraphernalia.  But later it has evolved into a fashion icon as well.  Satchel bags can be made from various leather type, canvass and strong fabric of different prints and tones.

Baguette Bags

This bag has the same function as wallet only it has a strap equally looking like clutch, only it has a strap to facilitate the consumers. It is normally rectangular in shape, flat and narrow resembling a French loaf called baguette. Baguette bags are usually leather and synthetic leather made.

Messenger Bags

This is similar to what postman use to carry letters. To date, it is widely used as carrier not only to postman but to people who gets to carry paper works and various office documents at home. This is another must-have to mothers who like to travel together with her child/children.

Kelly Bags

Now sprouting over the market is the Kelly bag. Its’ basic feature is like a suitcase normally leather of good quality. Kelly bag is a creation of HERMES; the renowned manufacturer of high-end hand bags and was named after Grace Kelly, a famous actress during 50’s. This bag can be useful in carrying laptop. Simple in form but has a classy touch.

Pouches

Pouches are round in shape which is generally made of fabric. This is used to store small pieces like lipstick, face powder and some coins. Other designs it with laces, patches and different embellishments.

Now that you are aware that all our bags has its purpose, most of you guys will no longer question us why we cling to those bags in our closet.

And in case you wanted to surprise your wife, partners and girlfriend with a gift on your anniversary? Buy one! These well-loved bags can be bought from department stores and designer’s boutique. There are also various site selling authentic bags of different designers to choose from. It is a known fact however that designer bags are quite expensive thus buying such can be considered as investment.  But who cares, right? Pampering your lovey can be rewarding at times!

Happy Shopping!

What is Lent?

Lent is typically a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works when preparing of this celebration of Easter. On your yearn to renew the liturgical practices or perhaps along with the Church, The Constitution within the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II stated, The two elements which are usually especially manifestation of Lent — the recalling of baptism or perhaps the preparation for this, and penance — must be given greater emphasis from the liturgy as well as in liturgical catechesis.
It is actually by way of them which the Church prepares the faithful for that celebration of Easter, as they definitely hear God’s word on a regular basis and devote added time to prayer. The idea of Lent was based on the Anglo-Saxon words lencten, meaning “Spring,” and lenctentid,which accurately means but not just “Springtide” as well as was the expression for “March,” the month wherein the largest part of Lent falls.

15th Way To Get Business Funding

how do i get fund for my business

Just the other day I have received great feedback from our reader regarding “14 ways to get fund for your business”.

The readers response are really awesome and because of that I have tried to look into another business funding consideration.  And just thought that many people have forgotten to consider what is already within their reach.

If you know what is this, then thank yourself.  But some people still need to be reminded and so I am reminding them now.

The truth is when trying to look for a fund for business, you should first and foremost consider to use your own savings and this has been mentioned in “14 ways to get fund for your business”.  While trying to be more resourceful, consider to Sell your Idle properties.

Many of us wanted to have as much as we can.  And while doing so, many people are unaware that they have more than what they need and those things bought beyond they really need becomes idle.  Any item that we buy of course has corresponding monetary value and buying things that we do not really need puts our money in a state that it will render useless.

Some important tips in keeping or acquiring something:

Material Things

You have to acknowledge the fact that most material things such as mobile phone, sports equipment, cars, clothing, etc all depreciates and at the end it will become valueless after sometime.

Buy Something which Value Appreciates

In buying things, you have to think smart that its not just for your own satisfaction but as an investment vehicle.  Buy a car when you intend to resell it at a higher price – only if you believe that you are getting it a very low price compared than the actual market value.  Buy a real estate for investment purposes when you truly believe that the area has a great potential to increase its price soon.  Buy jewelries for fashion and investment but wear it only when you are in a secure place.

Invest on buying precious metals like Platinum, Gold and Silver.  All of these items appreciates its value much faster than other common metals.

So here is the bottom line:  If your are in need of fund, unless its an income generating property that has good investment return, sell your idle belongings while it has good monetary value.