During his Sunday Angelus Pope Francis offered some medicine to the 80,000 strong crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square. Holding up a small medicine box upon which an anatomical drawing of a human heart could be seen, the Pope said: “I want to recommend some medicine for all of you. It’s spiritual medicine.”
He then confirmed that the medicine box didn’t contain any pills but that it actually contained a set of rosary beads and said, “Don’t forget to take it. It’s good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life.”
Around 20,000 of the little medicine boxes containing a rosary, prayer card and medical instruction sheet were then handed out to the faithful. The information sheet confirmed that ‘no negative side affects have been reported’ and recommends daily use of the rosary beads, though it also states that repetitive use is permitted.
So if you haven’t already done so, remember to take your medicine today!