Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 8:41 AM
Subject: I love you
When I met you at a Sunday Mass at Castel Gandalfo on September 1, 1996, as a seminarian from the United States, I only had the time to share with you four words: “I love you, Papa.”
Many times since that day I have lifted my heart to God in thanks for your priesthood and your leadership. And many times I have re-lived my meeting with you in my mind and heart, especially in difficult moments, when obedience, faith and hope seem most difficult.
For you there will always be a special place in my heart.
Please pray for me. I pray for you every day, with my life.
In Christ Jesus,
336 Kenneth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55105