Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blessed Fr. Francis Seelos: Redemptorist Priest, Missionary, Pastor

"His life and virtues have been approved by the Church as heroic, and he was declared Blessed in the Solemn Jubilee Year of 2000. Beatification is the final step before sainthood. You are kindly urged to pray for his canonization. Perhaps God wills Fr. Seelos' canonization in the foreseeable future, not only because he is so deserving, but because the North American Church is in dire need of a good priestly role model at this point in her history, and because we could use a faithful friend in Heaven who is a sturdy shelter."
~ Fr. Byron Miller, C.Ss.R. ~

O My God, I truly believe You are present with me. I adore Your limitless perfections. I thank You for the graces and gifts You gave to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. If it is Your holy will, please let him be declared a saint of the Church so that others may know and imitate his holy life. Through his prayers please give me this favor ... (HERE MENTION YOUR SPECIAL INTENTIONS)

Fr. Seelos' Top Ten Practical Guide to Holiness
5. Also daily, if at all possible, visit the Blessed Sacrament; and toward evening, meditate on the Passion of Christ for a half hour.
Family claims cancer cure through intercession of Fr. Seelos.

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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