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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)
Bishop Gracida Prays The Rosary On CD
published 15 May 2011 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Most Reverend Bishop René H. Gracida Prays The Sorrowful Mysteries Of The Rosary (Accompanied By Sacred Music)
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This 60-minute compact disc contains a beautifully-produced recording of His Excellency, Bishop René H. Gracida, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Also included are reflections and meditations (two for each decade). In the background, sacred music is played. Also included are pieces in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Mary Magdalen, who stood at the foot of the Cross. Sacred music played on this CD comes from various sources, including Sacred Music Colloquium XIX .

1. Vexilla Regis (Lee Gwozdz) 1:34
2. Introduction (Bishop Gracida) 5:25
3. Creed 2:00
4. Meditation 1:05
5. 1st Sorrowful Mystery 3:35
6. 2nd Sorrowful Mystery 4:20
7. 3rd Sorrowful Mystery 4:28
8. 4th Sorrowful Mystery 5:36
9. 5th Sorrowful Mystery 5:05
10. Hail Holy Queen 2:50
11. Ave Maria (Bruckner) 3:30
12. Ave Maria (Ravanello) 1:30
13. Introit: Tibi dixit cor meum (Corpus Christi Schola Cantorum) 2:12
14. Polyphonic Verset: Kýrie Eléison (based on Victoria’s Ave Maris Stella) 0:42
15. Kýrie Eléison (soloist: Lina Franco) 2:48
16. Gospel Acclamation in honor of St. Charles Garnier (soloist: Ashley Gonzales) 2:48
17. 3-voice Sanctus based on Dufay 1:30
18. Communion for St. Mary Magdalen (Lalemant) 2:37
19. Adorámus Te, Christe (Dubois) 3:40
20. Pater Supérni Lúminis (based on Victoria) 4:40

CD Cover Art by James K. Ridley