Interestingly, in his memoirs, Benedict XVI shared how he was born on the perfect day for a future pope:
“I was born on Holy Saturday, April 16, 1927, in Marktl am Inn. The fact that the day of my birth was the last day of Holy Week and the eve of Easter has always been noted in our family history. This was connected with the fact that I was baptized immediately on the morning of the day I was born with the water that had just been blessed (At that time the solemn Easter Vigil was celebrated on the morning of Holy Saturday.) To be the first person baptized with the new water was seen as a significant act of Providence. I have always been filled with thanksgiving for having had my life immersed in this way in the Easter mystery, since this could only be a sign of blessing. To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday, but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust. “
Speaking of providence, what PROVIDENCE that his Birthday today again lands on Holy Saturday and it’s a full moon.
You can wish him Happy Birthday here:
My message basically said “Happy Birthday! Reveal the Third Secret and make Vigano a Cardinal”. I can dream and anticipate with a firm home, answered prayers (hopefully my own message isn’t censored and deleted; wouldn’t be surprised since there’s also a “deep Church”).
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