our sustenance for time and eternity,
like the Apostles after Your Resurrection we adore You,
You who are truly present among us,
especially through the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.
In His care for the Church Your Spirit has appointed our Holy Father
Pope Benedict XVI to be the successor of Peter,
the first among the Apostles.
of his priestly ordination.We pray that his dedication to You
and Your Church may bear rich fruits,
fruits of faith, hope and love which last.
Keep on supporting him with Your wisdom, power and love;
that he may show us the way to You in faith and joy.
that they, as your special friends, be dedicated shepherds of Your people,honest and fervent and that they may thus bring many to You.
We pray for vocations to the priesthood;
that many understand Your voice and serve You and
Your Church as holy and joyful priests, to the joy and sanctification of many. Grant us the priests we need.
on the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,
of Saint Joseph, protector of the Church,
and of Saints Peter and Paul,
blood witnesses and foundations of the Church:
remain with us, Your entire Church and every one of us personally,
You, our Shepherd, our Protector, our High Priest,
who lives in eternity. Amen ■
Y entonces uno se queda con la Iglesia, que me ofrece lo único que debe ofrecerme la Iglesia: el conocimiento de que ya estamos salvados –porque esa es la primera misión de la Iglesia, el anunciar la salvación gracias a Jesucristo- y el camino para alcanzar la alegría, pero sin exclusividades de buen pastor, a través de esa maravilla que es la confesión y los sacramentos. La Iglesia, sin partecitas.
laus deo virginique matris