Pottstown Mercury: 86-Year-Old Stowe Woman Chosen to Hear Historic Pope Francis Address to Congress
As published in the Pottstown Mercury
Jeannine Ferrante has had an exciting couple of days.
The 86-year-old West Pottsgrove resident returned home Friday night after a trip to Washington, D.C. to witness Pope Francis address Congress.
"It was awe inspiring. In his humble, soft spoken way, he conveyed the most important messages, the way I imagine Jesus would," Ferrante said in written responses to questions e-mailed by The Mercury.
A parishioner of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Stowe since 1950, when she was married there, Ferrante was selected by U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello to use one of his tickets to see the address.
" It was almost unbelievable. I was pleasantly surprised and was most grateful to Congressman Costello for this opportunity of a lifetime," Ferrante wrote.
"The friends I shared the good news with were very happy for me."