I hope everyone did something special to celebrate the Pope’s birthday today. It would have been most fitting to eat German food, which I suspect is what he did with his brother Georg.
I, however, had to settle for Italian food.
Trader Joe’s arugula pizza with cherry tomatoes, to be exact. It was pretty delicious for a frozen pizza. I finished it off with a glass of Indiana red wine. I don’t think the Pope has ever been to Indiana (and you wonder how different history would be if he had accepted Father Hesburgh’s invitation to join the ND faculty!), but I’d like to think he’d drink some Oliver wine if he had.
Besides celebrating with food, I read some theology and now I’m off to finish “My Brother, The Pope” by Msgr. Georg Ratzinger. A wonderful book- I highly recommend it.
A fitting way to finish celebrating the day, don’t you think?
Happy Birthday, Pope Benedict!