Pope Benedict XVI

Happy Birthday, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Today, Pope Emeritus Benedict is 92 years old.

To read my many blog posts about him or his theology, please click this link.

Like Pope St. John Paul II, I am a huge fan and theology nerd when it comes to Pope Benedict XVI. I have around 25 of his books and papal documents.

One of my favorites is Verbum Dominihis Apostolic Exhortation on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. His Jesus of Nazareth series is pretty amazing as well as his book on the Early Church Fathers. Another favorite of his is The Spirit of the Liturgy (written as Joseph Ratzinger).This book changed my entire perspective on the liturgy and what the Church asks of us when it comes to the liturgy.

If you have never read Ratzinger, I would highly encourage it. He will open your mind and heart to the beauty of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church in ways most can even imagine.

On this day of your birth, may Our Lord Jesus Christ through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in union with the Holy Saints and Angels, pray for you and be with you. Amen.

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