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I know that from experience that ceasing to do the things you love is very hard. But I know you didn’t just quit. You are so humble that you realized you could physically not meet the demands of the modern Church as the Vicar of Christ. I can’t imagine how hard of a decision that this must have been to make. Your example of humility and putting other’s needs over your own wants is so inspiring. You deserve to attain sainthood one day.
With Deep Gratitude Holy Father, my heart swells with love and admiration. You are an encouraging spiritual father to this world in pain and suffering, for you remind us of our destiny in Christ Jesus Who loves us, everyone. You are a symbol of that love by your constancy and devotion and now especially for the more you want for us.God lent you to us for a time, and you do shine. You feel your weakness, we perceive your strength and devotion. Our hearts go with you into your retirement to buoy you up and lift you to God in our prayer. Go in peace and continue to pray for the little ones like me who grow in pondering you.
Joann Nelander Albuquerque, NM USA
Your Holiness, though it pains us hear you say goodbye, we thank you for the wisdom you have enlightened us, for the sacrifices you bore for us, for the love that you nourished us, and above all for showing us that only in Jesus Christ is the source of our joy and happiness! We love you, Pope Benedict XVI!Maximilian Maria Stefano
Cebu City – Philippines
Papa Bene, I love you! Thank you for your service, your witness, your gentleness and humility, your wisdom and your joy. During your pontificate, I returned to the Church. Under your guidance, I came to know and love Jesus our Savior more deeply. Thank you! I pray that God give you health and peace, and the blessings of time in the libraries that you hoped for before your elevation to the See of Peter!