Tag: The Life of St Celestine V

Seek Ye First the Kingdom The Life of St Celestine V: Part 6 The Resignation of St Celestine V
March 13, 2013

Pope St Celestine V: His Resignation, Exhortation and Humility

Chapter Summary
St Celestine V makes the decision to step down from the Papacy despite objections from Cardinals, Bishops and many laymen.
Behold, my brethren, I have resigned the honour of the Papacy; and now I implore you by the Blood of Jesus and by His Holy Mother, quickly to provide for the Church a man who will be useful for it, for the whole human race, and for the Holy Land.