Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blessed for August 9

Blessed Mother Marianne

Venerated on the 19th of April 2004, by Pope John Paul II
Beatified on the 14th of May 2005, by Pope Benedict XVI; recognition celebrated by Cardinal Saraiva Martins at Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City


Lord Jesus, You gave us Your commandment of love of God and of neighbor, and identified Yourself in a special way with the most needy of Your brethren; hear our prayer. Faithful to Your teaching, Mother Marianne Cope loved and seved her neighbor, especially the most desolate outcast, giving herself generously and heroically for the victims of leprosy. She alleviated their physical and spiritual sufferings, thus helping them to accept their afflictions with resignation, as a pledge of God's love and their eternal happiness. Through her merits and intercession, grant us the favor which we confidently ask of You (mention request) so that she may be raised to the altars of the Church, and that the People of God, following the inspiration of her life and apostolate, may practice fraternal charity, accordiing to Your word and example. Amen. say one Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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