Friday, May 25, 2012

Luigi Giussani's Cause: We Have a Prayer

The approved prayer for the cause for the beatification of Msgr. Luigi Giussani was recently presented in English at the annual Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation. The beauty and dignity of the prayer itself testifies to the extraordinary life and witness of this great apostle of our epoch. It is my hope that history will remember him as one of the founding inspirations of the "New Evangelization."

Merciful Father,
we thank You for having given
Your Church and the world 
the Servant of God Father Luigi Giussani.

He, with his life lived with passion,

taught us to know and love Jesus Christ
present here and now,
to ask Him with humble certainty 
that "the beginning of every day
be a yes to the Lord
who embraces us
and makes fruitful the soil of our heart
for the accomplishment
of His work in the world,
which is the victory over death and evil."

Grant, O Father,

through the intercession of Fr. Giussani,
according to Your will,
the grace we implore,
in the hope that he will soon be numbered
among Your saints.

Through Christ, our Lord. Amen

Veni Sancte Spiritus.
Veni per Mariam.