Please in your charity today pray for His Eminence Paul Augustine Card. Mayer, OSB.
It is his birthday today: 98 years old, making him the oldest Cardinal.
He was the first President of Pont. Comm. "Ecclesia Dei".
His Eminence has been a priest for 73 years and a bishop for 37 years. He was an abbot and an expert at the Second Vatican Council where he helped to write the documents on priesthood, Optatam totius and Presbyterorum Ordinis.
Card. Mayer ordained me a deacon at the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, in Rome, in June of 1990 on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. I worked under him at the Pontifical Commission. He is a dear friend and mentor.