1 year ago today: Benedict XVI’s pontificate ended

It has already been a year.  What a roller coaster.

What I posted last year, as Benedict resigned.  HERE

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8 Responses to 1 year ago today: Benedict XVI’s pontificate ended

  1. Habuimus non papam. A terrible day requiring much chocolate.

  2. acricketchirps says:

    Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t a coincidence that the new baby cricket’s starting solid food on this anniversary. Habemus Pablum.

  3. SimonDodd says:

    A bleak and black anniversary.

  4. HighMass says:

    Like FDR said on 12/8/41, that 12/7/41, was a day that would live in infamy, we in the life of the Church feel the same about February 2013….

    Oh Pope Benedict, what a good Pope you were! How we Love YOU and Miss You, and wish you were in the Chair of St. Peter :(

  5. anna 6 says:

    I miss that dear, fine pope.
    God bless you Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus!

  6. Lin says:

    I remember being overjoyed when Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope and great dismay when he retired! And I was astounded when a Jesuit was elected! God bless our Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis!

  7. Bea says:

    Tears were shed, then and now.

  8. John F. says:

    I was lucky enough to receive his final blessing as Pope when he made his last appearance on the balcony at Castle Gondolfo. I still have difficulty holding back tears when I think of being there and how lucky I was to be able to be part of the crowd in the square as we were praying with him and for him.