Day 1: Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Marian Fathers have a request. Please join us in praying a novena to Blessed George for the complete healing of our employee here at the Marian Helpers Center, Suzanne Zavatter, who has cancer. (Read her story here.) Specifically, please pray the novena to Blessed George Matulaitis (1871-1927). Indeed, the man who saved the Marian Fathers from the brink of extinction, has proven himself a powerful intercessor for seemingly lost causes. Please bring prayers for Suzanne before him through the following novena:

At the beginning of the novena, with deepest trust in God's help, call to mind your intention for graces you need, agreeing to accept God's will.

Father All-holy, I thank You for the life of Blessed George, totally dedicated to the cause of Christ the Savior, in which he persevered disregarding difficulties and suffering. Through his intercession, I ask You to grant that I never lose heart because of life's difficulties, but entrust everything to You and steadfastly walk along the road of the Christian life. Just like Blessed George, may I dwell with You within my heart, rejoicing, working, and suffering with You.

Blessed George, I ask you today to intercede with God for ... (here mention your personal intention.

Prayer for a special grace through the intercession of Blessed George:

O God, our Lord and Father, You surround us always by Your care; receive our humble petition, and through the intercession of Blessed Abp. George, who suffered so much for Your glory and for the increase of Your Kingdom on earth, grant me the grace ..., for which I ask You with confidence, promising to live from now on with greater fidelity to your commandments. Amen.
Our Father ... Hail, Mary ... Glory be to the Father ...

Prayer for canonization of Blessed George:
Most holy and undivided Trinity, You choose to make Your home in the hearts of Your faithful servants, and, after their death, to reward their merits with the glory of Heaven. Bring it about, we ask, that Your servant, Blessed Abp. 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. Amen.

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