4/16 – A Very Blessed and Happy 91tst Birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Born April 16, 1927
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s words to people gathered at Castel Gandolfo:
“I am no longer the Pope but I am still in the church.
I’m just a pilgrim who is starting the last part of his pilgrimage on this earth.”
Letter #46 of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta.
In Voluntate Dei!
Most esteemed one in the Lord,
I assure you my poor prayers. Have great confidence, which conquers God, Who surrenders to your needs. Offer some Holy Masses to plead for what you want. Then put everything with filial abandonment into the hands of God and of the Queen – They, who love us so much and want to be loved. All that will happen will be always the best for you and for poor Jesus. Crosses make us be reborn to a new life of sanctity and of Grace; therefore the crosses which are borne with true resignation make us like Jesus and are our rebirths in good, in Love and in the Divine Volition, which wants to be our life. So, let us make everything flow in the Holy Will, if we want It to perform Its prodigies of love in our soul…
I commend myself to your prayers, and from the heart I will do it for you. And sending you the greeting of the Divine Volition, that may bring peace to you and balm to your pains, I say,
most affectionately yours,
the little daughter of the Divine Will