God, Our Father in heaven, through Our Lord Jesus Christ and Your Holy Spirit, we humbly ask You to bless our new Holy Father, Pope Francis I, in his service to Your Church on earth, filling him with Your love, inspiring him with Your understanding, guiding him with Your wisdom, sheltering him in Your peace and strengthening him with Your grace. Amen.
Supernatural and speculative fiction fans, check out this fascinating interview with the very talented, Werner Lind, author of the wonderful vampire novel, Lifeblood, on M.R. Gott's blog, where he talks about his inspiration, influences and his writing of this historical and faith-based paranormal tale. And a big thank you to Werner for his very kind mention.