It seems like yesterday when the news of the abdication of our beloved Benedict shocked the world. It was the day of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11. I think that was a significant date, pregnant with all kinds of meaning and definitely a Marian date. The news came to me as I sat at my computer early in the morning, Buenos Aires time. The "Pope Resigns!" titles woke me up completely before I could take the first sip of my morning coffee. I started making quick calculations. A glance at the calendar revealed the 13th day of March as a possible date for something big. You already know that the 13th of each month is the day of the Mystical Rose, Our Lady Queen of Priests. Since the priesthood in the Church is in sore need of healing these days, it seemed natural (or rather super-natural) that a new Pope, a Marian Pope, would be called to lead the Holy See.