In view of the delicate state of health of our fellow member Alfred Gatt, a Vincentian of SSVP Malta, his fellow members and friends of the Conferences in this country have started a Facebook prayer chain (@SSVPMalta). The Council General International has joined this Prayer Chain and urges Vincentians around the world to unite in prayer, under the intercession of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam:
PRAYER FOR THE CANONISATION OF BLESSED FREDERIC OZANAM
In the hope of obtaining a miracle through his intercession
You made Blessed Frédéric Ozanam a witness of the Gospel, full of wonder at the mystery of the Church.
You inspired him to alleviate poverty and injustice and endowed him with untiring generosity in the service of all who were suffering.
In family life, he revealed a most genuine love as a son, brother, husband and father.
In secular life, his ardent passion for the truth enlightened his thought, writing and teaching.
His vision for our society was a network of charity encircling the world and he instilled St Vincent de Paul’s spirit of love, boldness and humility.
His prophetic social vision appears in every aspect of his short life, together with the radiance of his virtues.
We thank you Lord, for those many gifts and we ask, if it is your will, the grace of a miracle through the intercession of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam.
May the Church proclaim his holiness, as a saint, a providential light for today’s world!
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord.