16 April 2012

Happy Birthday, Holy Father!

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates his 85th birthday on April 16th. We pray for him in his Apostolic ministry as the Successor of St. Peter.

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.