28 June 2011

Sixty years ago...

On 29 June 1951, the young Joseph Ratzinger was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood.  This video of the event was rediscovered recently, and of course, when it was recorded there was no idea that one of the many men being ordained that day would become the Successor of St. Peter.  Apparently the Holy Spirit guided the camera operator, because during the procession we get a good glimpse of the future Pope Benedict XVI.  Look carefully at the 4:50 mark, and you'll recognize him.