"Pope Benedict XVI showed forth genuine love in his face. It was the love of “Christ our Hope”, whose message he bore. He revealed it in his smile, radiated it from his eyes, and taught us about its deeper meaning in each of his messages and gestures.
We had his presence in our Nation for six days. We celebrated his birthday and his elevation to the Chair of Peter. We prayed, we laughed, we wept, we worshipped, we listened to his words and we witnessed his care. In all that we encountered the One whom he serves, the Lord Jesus Christ, Risen from the dead and continuing his redemptive mission through His Church.
Now, our work must begin."
Deacon Keith Fournier