Monday, January 18, 2016

Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis

 This novena starts January 18 and ends January 26. 

Feast Day: January 28 

"Overcome evil with good."

Taken from St. Paul the Apostle, this was the personal motto of a Marian priest when he was chosen to be the Bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania, as he rescued the order when it was down to its last member.

Dubbed the "Marian Renovator," the Lithuanian-born Blessed George Matulaitis (1871-1927) was the priest who envisioned religious working together with the laity for the good of the Church. The principles he wrote about are defining points of the Association of Marian Helpers.

Prayer through the Intercession of 
Bl. George Matulaitis – Matulewicz

O God, Merciful Father, in the heart of Your Servant Blessed George, You aroused such a great zeal for accomplishing corporal and spiritual deeds of mercy; deign to grant to us through his intercession the grace for which we implore You …

(Here mention your special intentions.)

Prayer for the Canonization of the 
Bl. George Matulaitis – Matulewicz

Most Holy and undivided Trinity, You choose to live in the hearts of Your faithful servants, and after their death to reward their merits with the glory of heaven. Grant, we implore, that Your servant, Blessed George, who with apostolic zeal faithfully served the Church under the patronage of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, may be numbered among the Saints, through Christ our Lord.

-- Via The Divine Mercy.

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