His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI
spiritually participates in the Te Deum of thanksgivings of
Father Jan Mikolaj Rokosz,
Superior General of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of
the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
who is celebrating his Golden Anniversary of Birth on December 2, 2008.
His Holiness wishes the Honorable Jubilarian abundant gifts of the Holy Spirit and further growth in God’s graces. He commends the Jubilarian’s priestly service to Christ, the Highest and Eternal Priest. He prays to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Priests, for her special protection over the Jubilarian’s future service and asks Blessed Stanislaus Papczyński, the Founder of the Congregation of Marian Fathers, to intercede for him before God. His Holiness highly regards the Jubilarian’s zealous and sacrificial service for the spiritual growth of the Congregation. He imparts to him his Apostolic Blessing, with which he also embraces the Jubilee celebrations’ participants, especially the Jubilarian’s family and friends, as well as all the faithful among whom the Jubilarian has served before and serves at present.
Given in the Vatican, on November 29, 2008
Archbishop Fernando Filoni
Substitute of the Secretary of State
The original Papal Blessing, in Polish: