Heavenly Father,source of all holiness,in every generation you raise upmen and women heroic in love and service.
You have blessed your Churchwith the life of Stanley Rother,priest, missionary, and martyr.Through his prayer, his preaching,his presence, and his pastoral love,you revealed Your love and Your presencewith us as Shepherd.
If it be Your will,may he be proclaimedby the universal Church
as martyr and saint,living now in your presenceand interceding for us all.We ask this through Christ our Lord.Amen
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Today is also the FIRST anniversary of my youngest daughter Michelle & her Conor. Please join me in saying a prayer for this young couple? They're beautiful inside and out!