Day Five – Benedict XVI Novena

The fifth of nine days of prayer and readings for the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict XVI.

He will reveal instruction in his teaching

Begin and end with the Sign of the Cross.


He who studies the law of the Most High, if the great Lord is willing, he will be filled with the spirit of understanding; he will pour forth his words of wisdom and give thanks to the Lord in prayer.

He will direct his counsel and knowledge aright and meditate on his secrets. He will reveal instruction in his teaching and will glory in the law of the Lord’s covenant.

Sirach 39:6–8

Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning
is now, and ever shall be
world without end. Amen.

The Hail Mary

Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.


Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

We humbly beg your mercy, Lord,
for the soul of your departed servant Pope Benedict.,
that he may rejoice at last in possession of the truth
in which he faithfully confirmed your people.
Through Christ our Lord.