Last night special masses of Thanksgiving were said for Pope Benedict XVI. Now we are in the time of sede vacanti. But what a beautiful way to enter this period – with thanksgiving for what we have had in a Holy Father and with prayers for the future Pope. I don’t know how it was announced in different parishes, dioceses or countries, but here the bells in all the churches were rung at 8pm. We said the rosary here and the bells rang the whole time.
Many of us here have gone to this website www.adoptacardinal.org – a wonderful initiative – and “adopted” a Cardinal. The idea is to pray for “your” Cardinal so that he is guided by the Holy Spirit in a special way during the Conclave. Adopt a Cardinal today!