Pope Benedict XVI

The day before his death, I had gone to St. Michaels Cathedral in Toronto and prayed the Joyful Mystery for Pope Benedict. As I prayed for his healing, an inner voice told me to pray for the grace of God to embrace his body and lift him into heaven. The next day, on the Solemnity of Our Blessed Mother, he died.

His death represents for me an ending of an era, and much prayer is needed today for the will and love of God to bless the church today, and to walk in the path of His holy will and no other.

We now enter a new era in the church.

I share with you a teaching today by Father Chris Alar. I watched this with tears, and a heaviness in my heart.

Please take the time to watch this video made by Father Chris Alar on Pope Benedict XVI – it is broadcast on the 1 Saturday of the Month, just after 2023:

God is love. It is his love which created and sustains our universe. God is truth.

God Bless πŸ™β€οΈπŸ€²

RIP Papa Benedict XVI


May the Holy Family embrace his soul and lift him up before the Father. RIP πŸ™πŸ’•

I also ask in the name of Jesus, for blessings upon the Catholic Church, all Catholics and Christians as we enter into a New Year, and as we close an era. As we enter into a new age within the Catholic Church, I pray the the Holy Spirit to stir the hearts of lost sheep, and, to move the hearts of those coming to faith. Amen.

May God Bless each and everyone of us. πŸ™πŸ’•

Pray For Pope Benedict XVI

Former pope Benedict is ‘very sick’, Pope Francis says.

This was reported through the news wire, and I ask all to pray for him, (https://www.reuters.com/world/pope-francis-asks-prayers-ex-pope-benedict-who-he-says-is-very-sick-2022-12-28/

I reason why I post this is not only to ask for prayers for former Pope Benedict XVI, but for the challenges within and out of the Catholic Church that may come afterwards.

God Bless πŸ™πŸ’•

Christmas Eve Quote

On this Christmas Eve, I would like to share this quote by Pope Benedict XVI:

“God has done everything; he has done the impossible: he was made flesh. His all-powerful love has accomplished something which surpasses all human understanding: the Infinite has become a child, has entered the human family. And yet, this same God cannot enter my heart unless I open the door to him.”

–Pope Benedict XVI

Let us open the door to him, and share this story to all those around us. Let us pray that Jesus will enter the hearts of those who don’t know him.

Christmas Blessings to all πŸ™πŸ’•

Food For Thought

I have to admit there was a time I use to acted rashly without thinking it through. In fact, my actions often had consequences. Afterwards, I would feel remorseful and terrible for acting without thinking it through. It created a negative environment that always resulted in a heartfelt apology from me.

There was a lot for me to learn about anger management, and it was only when I humbled myself and sought Jesus’ help that I was able to let go of my impulses and think things through.

Through scripture, prayer and reflection, I now have a deeper understanding of taking the time to find a balance, to look at the whole, and think it through before reacting. Our Blessed Mother is our role model as she reflects on God’s words, teachings, and the situation – pondering.

β€œ[Mary] does not remain locked in her initial troubled state at the proximity of God in his angel, but she seeks to understand. So Mary appears as a fearless woman, one who remains composed even in the presence of something utterly unprecedented. At the same time she stands before us as a woman of great interiority, who holds heart and mind in harmony and seeks to understand the context, the overall significance of God’s message. In this way, she becomes an image of the Church as she considers the word of God, tries to understand it in its entirety and guards in her memory the things that have been given to her.”
β€”Pope Benedict XVI, p. 33

The above quote is from: Jesus of Nazareth the Infancy Narratives by Pope Benedict XVI.

A free online PDF is available:


God Bless πŸ™πŸ’•