Deacon Anthony Dilenno
making a mockery
at the novus ordo mess
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His daughter posted the above
photo with this comment below.
Marriage in the air
Carlos and Paula met 10 years ago on board of an airplane, and there they have lived their lives so far. "It's already our home," he said. Therefore, to receive Jorge Bergoglio there "is an honor for us, not only as a family, but as workers of this company to be entrusted in such a great mission for our company."
In fact, the crew members were chosen as among the best in the company. While Podest was awarded as "Service Leader" this [year] 2017, Ciuffardi won the award last year.
Paula assured that "this is [not only] a recognition that they are giving us, but all those who are here are service leaders, all have been highlighted in some way by the company."
Both were married in a civil service eight years ago and they now have two daughters, 3 and 6 years old. Nevertheless, they plan to get married in the Church soon, what they didn't manage to do: the date of the marriage was set for February 27, 2010.
"We couldn't get married in the Church because the of earthquake in 2010, the church fell, everything fell, so we started to postpone it, we started working, then our daughters arrived," Ciuffardi said.
Thus, both hope that in January this delayed plan can finally materialize on the plane and be guided by none other than Pope Francis himself. "We would love it, it's our place, it's our second home, it's where we feel safe," Podest said.
Matrimonio en los aires
Carlos y Paula se conocieron hace 10 años arriba de un avión, y ahí han formado su vida hasta el momento. "Es nuestra casa ya", aseguró él. Por eso, recibir a Jorge Bergoglio allí "es un honor para nosotros, no solamente como familia, sino como trabajadores de esta empresa de poder ser encomendados en tal magna misión para nuestra empresa".
De hecho, los tripulantes fueron escogidos entre los mejores de la compañía. Mientras Podest fue premiada como "Líder de Servicio" este 2017, Ciuffardi obtuvo el galardón el año pasado.
Paula aseguró que "este es un reconocimiento que nos están haciendo, pero todos los que están acá son líderes de servicio, todos han sido destacados de alguna manera por la compañía".
Ambos se casaron por el civil hace ocho años y ahora tienen dos hijas, de 3 y 6 años. Sin embargo, planeaban casarse por la Iglesia al poco tiempo, lo que no alcanzaron a hacer: la fecha del matrimonio estaba fijada para el 27 de febrero de 2010.
"No pudimos casarnos por la Iglesia porque fue el terremoto de 2010, se cayeron las iglesia, se cayó todo. Así que lo empezamos a aplazar, empezamos a trabajar, después llegaron las hijas", contó Ciuffardi.
Así, ambos esperan que en enero próximo este postergado plan pueda finalmente concretarse sobre el avión y dirigido nada menos que por el mismísimo Papa Francisco. "Nos encantaría. Es nuestro lugar, es nuestra segunda casa, es donde nos sentimos seguros", manifestó Podest.
source: Emol Nacional, Con emoción y nerviosismo: Tripulación del avión que trasladará al Papa en Chile cuenta cómo recibieron la noticia
"A small ceremony was started in the place, he asked us for the rings and he asked us if there was love in our marriage, if we wanted to continue together our entire lives," said Carlos Ciuffardi, cabin crewman and brand new husband of Paula Podest, cabin manager.
The Pope asked Ciuffardi if Paula was still the boss, to which she replied "yes".
"And I'm still the boss," she added smiling.
Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, told Francisco that they were married as a civilian, and although they had planned their religious ceremony in a church in Santiago, it could not be carried out because it suffered serious damage in the earthquake of 2010.
Because of this, the crew members asked for the blessing for their marriage. But he had something else in mind.
"Do you want me to marry you?" Asked the Supreme Pontiff. "Here?" Replied the astonished spouses.
The Pope said yes and made a brief ceremony in the front of the plane.
Ignacio Cueto, chairman of the board of LATAM Airlines, was an official witness and a document was signed by a Chilean bishop on board.
"Everything is valid. Everything is official, "said Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. "We will show you an image of the document later," he added.
source: Circulo Rojo de Mexico,EL PAPA FRANCISCO CELEBRA BODA EN PLENO VUELO
Bride Paola Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said “I do” after telling Francis that they had been married in a civil service in 2010 but had been unable to follow up with a church ceremony because of the Feb. 27, 2010, earthquake that rocked Chile.
Francis then offered to marry the LATAM flight attendants aboard the aircraft en route to the northern city of Iquique, and they readily agreed. The head of the airline served as the witness.
“He told me it’s historic, that there has never before been a pope who married someone aboard a plane,” Ciuffardi told journalists in the aisle of the Airbus 321.
Ciuffardi said the pope also told them: “This is the sacrament that is missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage. May this motivate others to get the sacrament of marriage. I’ll do it for this reason.”
source: Time, Pope Francis Performs First Airborne Papal Wedding During Flight in Chile
The remarkable wedding transpired seemingly spontaneously, as is often the case with the ever-surprising Francis: The flight crew was gathering in the front of the plane for a photo with the pope when the couple told him they were married and he motioned for them to sit next to him.
"We told him that we are husband and wife, that we have two daughters and that we would have loved to receive his blessing," Ciuffardi said. "All of a sudden he asked us if we were married in the church, too."
The couple explained that their church's bell tower had fallen during the quake, forcing the cancellation of the service. One thing led to another, and they never followed up.
"He liked us and he asked, 'Do you want me to marry you?'" Ciuffardi recounted. "He asked: 'Are you sure?' 'Yes, of course!' we said."
A Vatican official hastily drew up an official, albeit handwritten marriage certificate, stating that the two had consented to the sacrament of marriage on Jan. 18 and that Francis had celebrated the marriage "aboard the papal plane from Santiago to Iquique."
A stunned Podest was nearly speechless during the remaining hour on the flight as she recounted the story to the 70 or so journalists who travel with the pope on his foreign trips.
She said Francis offered a bit of advice to the not-so-newlyweds: "The wedding rings shouldn't be too tight, because they'll torture you, but if they're too loose, they'll fall off. So we have to be careful," she said blushing.
Podest said she and Ciuffardi had also explained to Francis that when they first started dating, she was his boss at LATAM. Francis asked if she was still the boss, and both readily agreed.
"And that's why the marriage works," Ciuffardi said.
After applause — and a breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants, coffee and tea — the plane landed in Iquique and the couple bid the passengers farewell.
"We hope you had a good flight," the bride said.
source: ABC 13 News, Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile