Monday, March 24, 2008

Novena to John Paul II begins tomorrow

The third anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II is Wednesday, April 2. Tomorrow I will begin praying Cardinal Ruini's prayer asking the late Holy Father's intercession and praying for his canonization, as a novena to conclude on the 2nd. You can find the text of the prayer below or here. So start thinking of your special intentions and ask Papa to pray for you.

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.

1 comment:

Auberta said...

Well written article.