Pope Benedict XVI: April 2011 Archives

At home with Pope Benedict

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Pope & president souza.jpgTime Magazine published a now translated story written by Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa. Tornielli did a recent piece on the Pope's living arrangements and the people living and working with him. Last week I mentioned that a new member of the Papal Household was introduced recently to Benedict's family.

Pope Benedict in choir dress.jpgBefore going to the Noon Mass, I want to offer this prayer for Pope Benedict on the 6th anniversary of his election as the Supreme Pontiff. Be sure to unite your intentions when you receive Holy Communion and pray the rosary for Benedict and the Church. May the Lord bestow on the Pope the graces needed to live a holy life and to lead the Church unto salvation.

O Lord, in union with millions of believers, and prostrate here at thy feet, we pray Thee to save, defend, and long preserve the Vicar of Christ, Pope Benedict XVI the Father of the glorious society of souls, our own Father. Today and every day he prays for us, fervently offering to Thee the sacred victim of love and peace. Turn then, O Lord, thy loving eyes upon us, who forgetful as it were of ourselves pray now above all things for him. Unite our prayers with his, and receive them into the bosom of thy infinite mercy, as a most sweet perfume of that living and efficacious charity, in which the children of the Church are united to their Father. All that he asks of Thee today we too ask for with him. Whether he sorrows or rejoices, or when he hopes or offers the victim of love for his people, we would be united with him. We desire that the utterance of our souls should be one with his. Amen.
Prayers and good wishes to Pope Benedict on his 84th birthday.

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Where is he?                                                                  Hey, I am over here!

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Prayer is consenting to unite our desire to God's passion for our salvation. And, that's what we'll do...

The general intention

That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope.

The missionary intention

That by proclamation of the Gospel and the witness of their lives, missionaries may bring Christ to those who do not yet know him.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



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