15 April 2010

Happy Birthday, Holy Father!

Joseph Alois Ratzinger was born on Holy Saturday, 16 April 1927, and was baptized that same day.  Now gloriously reigning as the 265th pope, we give thanks to God for His Holiness, Benedict XVI, and pray for him on his birthday.
Watch over thy servant, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he fall; and in his heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.