THE SIX POPES
OF ST. MALACHY - FLOWER OF FLOWERS: POPE PAUL VI (MONTINI)
Malachy describes Pope Paul VI's
reign as "Flos Florum."
All flowers are beautiful but
one or two stand out as fairer than the rest and so was Pope Paul
As member of the Curia, he used
to oppose Pius XII; but, as Pope, he took Pius as his model and even
improved on the model, thus exalting the papal office.
Pius was angelic, John was
humane, But Paul was divine. Pius spoke to all Catholics, Paul spoke
to all men: Golda Mier, Idi Amin, Tito, Podgormy came to see
Everywhere Paul went, he
inspired those who saw him to a life of virginity -- which only the holiest
hermits could elicit. This is in effect inspiring others to
perfection. . .and only a perfect person can do it.
During his reign, the papal
throne stood at the center of the world stage. The papal office was
the office of offices.