Happy Birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Today is Benedict XVI’s birthday – Happy Birthday!!.

I re-post a prayer originally published by the Cardinal Newman Society here.

Almighty God and Father, Who have revealed Yourself through Your Eternal Word, and have blessed Your Church with Pope Benedict XVI, our teacher in both faith and reason; receive our prayers of thanksgiving for his witness to the beauty of truth, for his example of hopefulness, for his humble service of Christ’s Bride. As he blessed our apostolate in his care for the Church’s teaching office, so now may he receive the benefit of our prayers. Grant him, in his time of retirement, the reward of study and prayer as he continues to seek, find, and love you in truth. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

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About sisterbernice

I am a practicing Catholic in love with the Lord. Whatever his failings, I recognize the same in our Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. He serves as one of my great teachers. A truly misunderstood figure, I hope all who have reviled him might actually read him and find their way to God.
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