For Benedict XVI: From Sacred Heart Convent, Polur, India
Our Provincial Sr. Magnificat read Sr. Maria del Carmen Canales’ letter to all the animators who were in the annual retreat and we planned together about all that we could do on 28th February 2013 to support our loving Holy Father Pope Benedict the XVI. We would like to share all that we have done on 28th as a token of our love and gratitude to our Beloved Father Pope Benedict the XVI.
- Holy Mass was offered for His intentions. Special prayers were offered during the Prayers of the faithful and during the Post Communion time.
- In our four schools – three elementary schools and one Matriculation school during the assembly time prayers were offered by our sisters, staff and children.
- During the Catechism period all the catholic children with their Catechism teachers and sisters prayed for Our Holy Father.
- Being the working day with special permission children returned to the boarding earlier and in groups for an hour spend their time in front of the Blessed Sacrament adored the Lord and prayed for all the intentions of the Holy Father.
- Community sisters spend the evening in adoration and prayed for our Holy Father.
- Holy Rosary was offered by the entire campus for His intentions.
On the whole the entire day had been a day of prayer for our Holy Father. We did watch the farewell scene and heard his final address to the faithful gathered. We also prayed that God may inspire to elect his successor according to His Holy Will.