16 April: Pope Benedict XVI’s 89th Birthday!

Today, 16 April, is Pope Benedict XVI’s 89th birthday!

I read Holy Mass for his intention this morning.  Please remember to pray for Benedict today, perhaps at Mass and certainly with the Most Holy Rosary.

I will say Holy Mass for the intention of my benefactors (donors, wishlist givers, etc.) on Monday morning, 18 April.

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  1. excalibur says:

    Happy Birthday to our Pope Emeritus!

    April 16, 2016 is the 10th anniversary of my mother’s death, who passed away Easter morning that year.

  2. Christine says:

    Happy Birthday to Pope Benedict! I miss him very much.

  3. robtbrown says:

    It is also my late Mother’s Bday, her Mother’s Bday, Charlie Chaplin’s Bday, and the date of St Bernadette death.

  4. anna 6 says:

    God bless the dear, dear man.
    I firmly believe that the Church is a safer place while he is around- especially while he continues to communicate with his successor and is able to give the occasional interview. I continue to pray for him and am enormously grateful that he prays for the Church while remaining in “the enclosure of St. Peter’s.
    Ad Multos Annos!

  5. Christ_opher says:

    Thank you Father Z for saying this because I did not know. I know that in France tomorrow is Saint Bernadette of Lourdes. Pope Benedict you are missed in our family as well!

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  7. acardnal says:

    Ad multos annos and once again, thank you Pope Benedict XVI for Summorum Pontificum. We are forever grateful and hopeful that the TLM/EF will multiply worldwide.

  8. benedetta says:

    He is always in my prayers, and I will say a rosary for him today on his birthday. Ad moltos annos.

  9. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    Ad multos annos. I hope you are enjoying your retirement.

  10. Semper Gumby says:

    Thank you Pope Benedict for SP, the Regensburg Address, and many great books.

  11. organistjason says:

    Happy 89th Birthday, Pope Benedict!

  12. DanielG says:

    May Almighty God constantly bless this holy pope. Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy had (and still has) a profound effect on my growth in the Faith.

  13. Liz says:

    We pray for him in our daily prayers; after the rosary we say prayers for the Holy Father and then we add one for Pope Emeritus Benedict. God bless him!

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