Today (August 14th) marks the 127th anniversary of the death of our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, in 1890. This past Saturday (August 12th) marked the 165th anniversary of his birth in 1852.
Our hope is that, one day, the canonization process will be complete and the Ven. Fr. Michael J. McGivney will be declared a saint by the Catholic Church.
Until then we continue to pray for his canonization and his intercession…
PRAYER FOR THE CANONIZATION OF THE VENERABLE SERVANT OF GOD MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY – FOUNDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.