This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the part our own Gloria Estefan played in warming up the crowd for Pope Francis. It was at Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 25, preceding the Pope’s Mass. The Cuban-American singer and her husband Emilio own the Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach and live nearby on the oceanfront. Among the other stars performing in the big arena were Jennifer Hudson and Harry Connick Jr. Estefan sang “Mas Alla,” Spanish for “Beyond.” “Nervous? Of course!” she told Entertainment Tonight.