I thought the Pope came to America to promote his mixtape, see Hamilton on Broadway and shoot a cameo on Empire. But now I know the real reason why. The Pope flew across the ocean to meet the First Lady of New York and the forever Queen of the Food Network Sandra Lee! Last night, Sandra Lee and her man Mr. Sandra Lee (aka Governor Andrew Cuomo) were at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC where Papal Franny led the evening prayer. Sandra, who recently declared that she’s cancer free, wrote on Facebook that at St. Patrick’s, one of the Pope’s minions summoned her over for a personal blessing from the King of Catholics.
Pope Francis personally blessed me last night at St. Patrick’s – he sent someone directly over to me to have me taken from my seat and brought to him. As he approached I could see a sparkle in his eyes, which were so warm and kind. As he stood in front of me he placed his thumb on my forehead and made the sign of the cross upon my skin.
That he even knew I was in the audience is overwhelmingly stunning to me as I did not greet him at the door with Andrew (the decision was made that no wives or significant others were to be included so I was certain I had missed my chance), but God works in mysterious ways!
Sandra Lee and the Pope are basically best friends now, because they met up again at a ceremony to honor the victims of 9/11.
I fully expect to see a very special episode of Semi-Homemade where the Pope guest stars and together they make spicy communion wafers out of Styrofoam peanuts and Tabasco sauce and fruity sacramental wine out of Hpnotiq and red vegetable dye.