Little signs of Faith
And so the Football World Championship is in full swing. One of the things I never fail to notice is the different approach of players from Catholic countries. You see a fair deal of crossing oneself and kissing and looking heavenward.
Yesterday, a very impressive one: the Italian player De Rossi scores the equalizer against Paraguay and the cameras catch him whilst he makes the sign of the cross, kisses his hand and looks heavenward. This was the first game of the defending World Champions and the audience must have been on a planetary scale.
A beautiful gesture. Let us hope to see many others during the Championship.
Posted on June 15, 2010, in Catholicism and tagged Catholic, Catholicism, conservative catholicism, Football, Italy, Sign of the Cross, World Championship. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Little signs of Faith.