May He Rest in Peace

Posted on December 31, 2022 by Published by

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI returned to the Father’s House. The 95-year-old Pope Emeritus died at 9:34 Saturday morning in his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.

A Vicariate Mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated by Bishop Jeffrey Grob at St. Theresa Church on Thursday, January 5, at 7 pm.

A prayer for the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

Father, eternal shepherd,
hear the prayers of your people for your servant Benedict,
who governed your Church with love.
In your mercy, bring him with the flock once entrusted to his care
to the reward you have promised your faithful servants.
May he who faithfully administered the mysteries
of your forgiveness and love on earth,
rejoice with you for ever in heaven.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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