How the Liturgical Calendar Framed Pope Benedict’s Life

January 3, 2023 | National Catholic Register

COMMENTARY: His Holy Saturday life ended on Dec. 31 — what might this secular and liturgical date suggest to us in God’s providence?

Photo by Fabio Pozzebom/ABr – Agência Brasil

A life shaped by the sacred liturgy began with a birthday — April 16, 1927 — coinciding with a liturgical date, Holy Saturday. Benedict XVI’s last birthday, in 2022, his 95th, was also a Holy Saturday.

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