Today was a confusing day with Pope Benedict's announcement.
I didn't see it coming even though I've heard commentators on EWTN say
"it's shocking but not a surprise."
That he'd alluded to it over the past few months.
I believe he is a holy man, a holy Pope who has discerned this is the path
the Holy Spirit is leading him on.
I pray that his remaining years ahead are healthy to live out his life in prayer.
I pray that his successor will Shepherd the Catholic people as God calls him to do.
"On this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!