I’d like to ask for prayers for the clearing of the impediments which currently stand in the way of Archbishop Sheen’s beatification and canonisation.
I pray regularly for his cause. But please also understand that this man is on a very fast track. He is almost sure of being canonized and quite soon after his death too. These impediments are temporary.
I googled because I did not know what was going on.
Two dioceses fighting over where his body should be buried?? That is terrible!
Each one wants the money and publicity benefits that would come from having a saint’s shrine there.
I’m hoping Peoria wins, because St. Patrick’s doesn’t even have his burial place accessible to the public. I am one of those people who likes to pray touching the tomb. You can do this many places, for example at the shrines of St. Elizabeth Seton, St. John Neumann, the recently closed shrine of St. Katherine Drexel, the former monastery of Blessed Solanus Casey, etc.
Sorry to put discussion in the prayer thread.
In Jesus’ Name, please God help Archbishop Sheen be recognized as a saint.
Ven. Fulton Sheen, pray for us!
Full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of death,
In my teens I read his “Peace of Soul” he was Bishop then. I always read my Dad’s spiritual books after he finished. Bishop Sheen helped to form my spiritual life, along with Saint Therese’s writings, and Thomas Merton’s original brief edition of “Seeds of Contemplation” which I knew almost by rote.
I’m thankful to these souls,
and am glad to pray that Archbishop Sheen is raised to be an enduring inspiration to all in the Church.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Dear Jesus, if it be Your will, please clear the obstacles and make Archbishop Sheen a saint quickly. In Your name I humbly ask this. Thank you. Amen.
Holy Mary and St. Joseph, please intercede for this intention. Thank you. Amen.
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