Last Christmas, I came upon his letter to the Baby Jesus when he was just seven years old.
Dear Baby Jesus,
Quickly come down to earth. You will bring joy to children. Also bring me joy. I would like a Volks-Schott, green clothing for Mass, and a heart of Jesus. I will always be good.
Greetings from Joseph Ratzinger
|This photo swiped from First Things|
And so our Papa will retire, spending his days in prayer and contemplation. He will again be Joseph. May God bless him and continue to guide Holy Mother Church.