Day of Prayer for Benedict XVI

Italian Blog Organizes Special Day for Pope Emeritus on Feb. 28

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To mark the first anniversary of the end of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI on Feb. 28, 2014, the Italian blog “La Vigna del Signore” (The Vineyard of the Lord) has launched a “Day of Prayer for Pope Benedict.”

The organizers say it is a “way to remember and celebrate the historic resignation from the Petrine ministry of Pope Ratzinger, praying with and for Benedict.”

Anyone can take part in the prayer at any time of the day, offering a special intention for the Pope emeritus and taking part in the Eucharist in their parish, the organisers say. They can stop for a short personal prayer, or choose moments when Benedict XVI usually prays during the day: 7.00 Mass / 7:30 Morning Prayer, Office of Readings and Midday Prayer, 12:00 Angelus and Midday Prayer, 15:00 Rosary, 18:00 to 19:00 Vespers, Compline 22:30.

The organizers of the initiative, launched on Facebook, are also preparing an online brochure with the texts of all the prayers of the day, along with a special recitation of the Rosary. The meditations on the mysteries will be taken from the Magisterium of Benedict XVI.

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Day of Prayer for Benedict XVI on Facebook.(Italian)

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