Saturday, November 27, 2010
PAPAL AND WORLD PRO-LIFE PRAYER FOR THE VIGIL OF THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Pope Benedict has invited the world to join him in Pro-life prayer for the First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent on Saturday evening, November 29th.
As a parish, St. Joseph prays the Holy Rosary for Life each Saturday prior to our Vigil Mass at 4:30 PM. The Holy Rosary for Life begins at about 3:30 PM.
For the Vigil Mass tonight and the Masses tomorrow, we will include a special prayer for the Holy Father's Special Intention for Life in our General Intercessions.
Please view the video below from Rome Reports. I must add that the Holy Father speaks impeccable Italian and without a German accent, you'd never know he is German by listening to his Italian. His Italian sounds like my mother's Italian which is the best Italian, the Italian from Tuscany.
However, what the Holy Father has not mastered is Italian gestures. In this regard his Italian is very German and stilted. Contrast the Italian gestures of Cardinal Antonelli with that of the Holy Father's, now that's integrated Italian!