Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For the Intentions of ...

On mornings when I go to the YMCA to run, I typically take a finger rosary and pray the mysteries while I run the laps. At the end of my rosary, I like to add an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the intentions of the pope. It took me a long time to get used to saying Benedict XVI rather than John Paul II. This morning, I started to say, “For the intentions of our Holy Father, Pope …” I didn’t know how to proceed, so I fumbled through, “… Emeritus, Benedict XVI.”
Man, this is awkward.

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