60th Anniversary of the Pope’s Priestly Ordination.

Blessings on Pope Benedict today – 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination.  Comhghairdeas!  Today is also the feast day of St Peter & St Paul.

An extract from a poem in today’s Divine Office readings for St Peter & St Paul:

“Rejoice, O Rome, this day; thy walls they once did sign

With princely blood, who now their glory share with thee.

What city’s vesture glows with crimson deep as thine?

What beauty else has earth that may compare with thee?”