Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Precious Offering

Prayer of St. John Vianney
(1786 - 1859)
Patron Saint of parish priests & confessors
(For more information go here)
St. John Vianney was a great priest, mystic and miracle worker. Among all his spiritual greatness, he also had a great devotion to Our Lady and her many sorrows. He has left for us many writings and many of his holy sermons are preserved and available for purchase here. I encourage everyone to learn more about this great saint and pray often to him for help and guidance in attaining holiness.
St. John Vianney as a pious custom when asking for special graces would offer to God the Father, by the hands of Mary, our Lord Jesus Christ all covered with Blood and Wounds. He stated this was an infallible method of obtaining great graces. The following prayer to Our Sorrowful Mother may be used:
O Mary, Mother of Sorrows, I beseech thee,
by the inexpressible tortures thou didst endure at the
death of thy Son,
offer to the Eternal Father, in my stead
thy beloved Son all covered with Blood and Wounds,
for the grace of...
(here mention your request)
(Source Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother by TAN Books)
St. John Vianney ~ Pray for us!
Mary, Mother Most Sorrowful ~ Pray for us!

1 comment:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

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