Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 22:53

NYC's millions of residents will definitely be directly, or indirectly affected by Pope Francis' visit next week.

Security is already evident from the railways to the waterways, from traffic tie-ups and road closures, with some businesses blessed with a papal boom or bust. What should our readers expect during the 40 hours The Pontiff is in the Big Apple?

There is huge list of street closures that will go into effect as the pope makes several stops in the city, and emotions range from excited to annoyed. Only in New York you can see The Holy Father just about everywhere.
Madison Square Garden, East Harlem, Lower Manhattan, Central Park or the Upper West Side, The Pope's whirlwind visit will be an injection of Jesus Christ and holy cow throughout NYC.

CITY IMAGES has obtained -press credentials and will cover The Holy Father every step of the way.

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

- By Mary Stevenson