Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Da per matrem me venire / Grant that I may come [to You] through the mother [Mary]

Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Heavenly Father, source of all good, all holiness, You reward those who love and serve You as faithful sons and daughters. If it pleases You, I ask you to glorify Archbishop Fulton John Sheen. He touched countless lives by his ministry of evangelization, especially through the media.

His clear and courageous teachings about Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic Church seemed to possess a special power of the Holy Spirit that strengthened the faithful and inspired many converts to embrace the faith.

He supported the needs of missionaries all over the world through his work in the National Office for the Propagation of the Faith.

He also labored zealously for the renewal of the priesthood by preaching retreats to his brother priests and by encouraging them with the good example of his daily Eucharistic holy hour.

His deep personal love for Our Lady moved many others to go to Jesus through His Mother.

Heavenly Father, if it be according to Your divine will, I ask you to move Your Church to glorify your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen. I ask this prayer confidently in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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