Monday, February 25, 2013

Marianist Monday

All our Marianist schools return from Winter Recess today. There will be many opportunities to discuss the upcoming retirement of  our current Pope Benedict in our classrooms.

It will also be a great "teaching moment," an opportunity to discuss the election of the new Pope.

As the Cardinals enter into the Sistine Chapel the Litany of the Saints is going to be chanted. As the Cardinals enter into that sacred place, looking upon the scene of the Last Judgment, they will be calling upon the help of all God’s holy Angels and Saints.

Let’s all join in prayer with them, in anticipation of one of the most moving scenes of our lifetime. Watch the Cardinals enter into the conclave that elected Benedict XVI:

O Lord Jesus Christ , Supreme Pastor of Your Church,
we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
and the selfless care with which he has led us
as Successor of Peter, and Your Vicar on earth.
Good Shepherd, who founded Your Church
on the rock of Peter’s faith and have never left Your flock untended,
look with love upon us now, and sustain Your Church in faith, hope, and charity.

Grant, Lord Jesus, in Your boundless love for us,
a new Pope for Your Church who will please You
by his holiness and lead us faithfully to You,
who are the same yesterday, today, and forever.