Monday, May 23, 2011

Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB – 100 years – R.I.P.

From Fr. Z:

"Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB, would have been 100 years old today.  He died on 30 April 2010.

Card. Mayer was a great friend and a mentor for me for many years and it was an honor to know him.  He was the holiest man I ever met.

He was a monk his whole life.  When I worked for him in the offices of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” his demeanor and way of collaborating with us was so humble that has we asked him to empty a wastebasket, he would have done it without thinking. He ordained me to the diaconate in the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere in 1990 (Feast of the Sacred Heart).  In the sight of John Paul II he knelt and asked for my blessing after my ordination and, during a visit to his monastery at Metten, he served my Masses and then waited on tables for guests in the refectory..."

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