Pope Benedict XVI

Biretta tip to The Crescat:

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  1. dominic1962 says:

    Reminds me of pictures of Pope Pius XII.

  2. Paul says:

    The weight of the world on his shoulders – very moving picture.

  3. Jayna says:

    That picture is so evocative, it lends itself well to the topic at hand. Tip of the biretta, indeed.

  4. Hettie B. says:

    What a splendid and moving portrait of our Holy Father. May God bless him and give him continued long life!

  5. Patrick says:

    Thank God for our Pope! What a great man. We’d be more lost without him.

  6. Maureen says:

    I’ve loved all the popes I’ve lived under, but I truly love him. What a teacher and shepherd he is!

    And that’s not even mentioning our wonderful archdiocesan unbirthday present today.


  7. Mitch#2 says:

    In a world full of darkness, He is the light for us all to follow. He will lead us out of the darkness to the eternal light of the heavens and Christ. Many Thanks, and Blessings to our Holy Pope.

  8. Woody Jones says:

    V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.

    V. Let us pray for Benedict, our Pope.

    R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3]

    R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]

    Pater Noster, Ave Maria.

    Our Father, Hail Mary.

    Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Benedictum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

    O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  9. Pharisee says:

    The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians!What a gorgeous cloke. Long live Benedict!

  10. Mike B. says:

    What a truly moving photograph!

    God Bless our Holy Father.


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