Today the Holy Father celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. We thank God for Pope Benedict and offer our prayers on this wonderful occasion.
O God, the pastor and ruler of all the faithful,
mercifully look upon thy servant Benedict
whom thou hast been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church:
grant him, we beseech thee,
to be in word and conversation a wholesome example
to the people committed to his charge;
that he with them may attain unto everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.