Ad multos annos!

Happy Birthday Holy Father!

Ad multos annos!

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  1. revs96 says:

    Ad multos annos! Oremus Pro Pontifice…

  2. irishgirl says:

    Happy Birthday, Holy Father!

    From an American whose mother was born in Germany-she died a year and a day short of his election!

    Ad multos annos!

  3. Ceile De says:

    Anyone wishing to send birthday greetings to His Holiness can always e-mail him at

  4. And many more years to come!

  5. ipadre says:

    God bless our Holy Father! May our dear Blessed Mother strengthen and protect him in these trying times.

    May his fidelity and patient suffering inspire all Catholics to steadfast fidelity!

  6. Lee says:

    from Wikipedia:

    Joseph Alois Ratzinger was born on 16 April, Holy Saturday, 1927, at Schulstraße 11, at 8:30 in the morning in his parents’ home in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany. He was baptised the same day

    Benedict XVI was elected Pope at the age of 78. He is the oldest person to have been elected Pope since Pope Clement XII (1730–40).

    Happy birthday, Pope Benedict!

  7. God bless and keep our Holy Father!

  8. Mitchell NY says:

    This Pope brought me back to my Faith and I have learned more during this Pontificate that any other…He may have just saved my soul..Happy Birthday Papa…Ad Multos Annos

  9. deborah-anne says:

    I pray the Holy Spirit will shower this great and holy man with an abundance of joy on this special day. Papa Ratzinger and my beloved mother share the same birthday. My father’s family, who were German Lutheran’s, hail from the same homeland of Bavaria. Sometimes a little detail can provide additional sweetness!

    A prayer for Pope Benedict:
    V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.

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

    Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

    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.

  10. Robert_H says:

    My mother-in-law shares a birthday with the Holy Father. Unfortunately, she has fallen away from the Church and will not be as excited as I would be.

  11. chironomo says:

    A most happy birthday to Pope Benedict….and my wife who shares the same birthday!

  12. jbalza007 says:

    Don’t forget to participate on a spiritual bouquet being prepared by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, as well as a special Novena beginning on Saturday, April 24, the 5th anniversary of the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI, through May 2, which is the first Sunday of the month of Mary, Mother of the Church:

  13. Thomas S says:

    May the Holy Father outlive all his slanderers!

  14. pattif says:

    Buon compleanno, carissima Papa!

  15. mark1970 says:

    Amen to all the above comments!

  16. Dr. Eric says:

    Ad Multos Annos!

  17. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, heiliger Vater!

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