Friday, June 24, 2005

Cause for a saint

Thursday, the official cause for the canonization of Pope John Paul II revealed a prayer to be said for his intercession for favors as well as in thanksgiving for his life.

O Blessed Trinity,
We thank you for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II
and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care,
the glory of the cross of Christ,
and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him.

Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd,
and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is
the way of achieving eternal communion with you.

Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will,
the graces we implore,
hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.

Various news agencies have reported on this:
Diocese of Rome, Cause for John Paul II’s canonization
Catholic News Agency

Let us pray…

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