Pope's Prayer for 60th Anniversary

“Thank You For the Grace of the Priestly Ministry”

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 29, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the prayer Benedict XVI wrote for the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination, which he celebrated today.

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We thank you because you have opened your Heart for us;

Because in your Death and Resurrection

You have become source of life.

Make us living persons,

Living from your source,

And give us the power to be sources ourselves,

Able to give to this, our time

The water of life.

We thank you

For the grace of the priestly ministry.

Lord, bless us

And bless all men of this time

Who are thirsty and in search


Benedictus PP XVI

1951 – June 29 – 2011

60th of Priestly Ordination

[Translation by ZENIT] 

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