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Friday, April 30, 2010

The passing of Cardinal Mayer, R.I.P.

The passing of a truly holy monk and priest.
A true Spiritual Father.

Paul Augustin Mayer O.S.B., R.I.P.
(23 May 1911 – 30 April 2010)

Born at Altötting (Passau) 23 May 1911;
Professed in the Abbey of Metten 17 May 1931;
Ordained priest 25 August 1935;
Elected Abbot of Metten 3 November 1966;
Received the abbatial blessing 10 December 1966;
Secretary of the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes 8 September 1971;

Named Titular Archbishop of Satriano 6 January 1972;
consecrated 13 February 1972 at Rome,
in Saint Peter`s Basilica,
by His Holiness Pope Paul VI,
assisted by
Bernard Jan Cardinal Alfrink, Archbishop of Utrecht,
and by William Cardinal Conway, Archbishop of Armagh.

Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Sacraments
and of the Congregation for Divine Worship 8 April 1984.

Cardinal Deacon of San Anselmo all`Aventino 25 May 1985.

Prefect of the Congregation for the Sacraments
and of the Congregation for Divine Worship 27 May 1985;
resigned as Prefect of both Congregations 1 July 1988.

President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei
from 2 July 1988 to 1 July 1991.

Cardinal Priest of the Title of San Anselmo all`Aventino 29 January 1996.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace


Rubricarius said...

May he rest in peace.

Cardinal Mayer wrote a fascinating preface to the first 'modern' edition of the Nocturnale Romanum in 2001.

Anonymous said...

I knew Cardinal Mayer and yes, he was truly a gentleman and a holy man of the Church. How appropriate and ironic that he should die on the feast of St Lius V, pope. As stated in the Book of Liturgy of the Hours "...promoted the spread of the faith and renewed divine worship." May this great son of the Church enjoy the beatific vision and pray for us. He was a dear friend of our wonderful Pope, Benedict XVI.

Vicki D.

Anonymous said...

His Eminence was a true and faithful friend to many religious communities when they had no other true and faithful friends. He kept not a few communities from going off the deep end.

God rest his faithful soul!


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