Pope Francis is one of the most recognized men in the world. He is the visible leader of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is the Bride of Christ, and submits to Jesus Christ in all of her dogma and tradition. As the representative of Jesus, Pope Francis reminds the world what it means to belong to Jesus. For Jesus, “the first shall be last and the last shall be first”. It is no wonder then that Pope Francis wears a cross that depicts a lowly shepherd. In Jesus’ time shepherds were considered scum. Pope Francis publicly announced that He is a sinner, so this cross is a symbol to him to remember who he is and not let his position as Pope get to his head. Likewise, this cross is available to all who wish to have it. The most popular form is the Pope Francis Rosary.
The Pope Francis Rosary includes this cross at the head of the beads. This cross doesn’t take away from the crucifix as it reminds everyone that Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd. As part of His flock, we know that He will come and rescues us, if we should stray. And the Shepherd’s mother will do the same for her Son and those whom He loves. Therefore, so the Pope Francis Rosary is a great way to both remember Jesus love, and ask for Mary’s intercession. The Pope Francis Rosary also is a personal remember not to raise ourselves up. Instead it reminds us that a Catholic is meant to serve others. The Pope Francis Rosary is also a great gift full of symbolism and a conversation starter to share the basic truths of Catholicism. The Pope Francis Rosary may be found at Catholic stores online and at local Catholic parish gift stores.