Dear Saints Isaac
Brebeuf, Noel Chabanel, Gabriel Lalemant, Anthony Daniel, Charles
Garnier, Rene Goupil and John
Lalande, we beg of you, pray for the people of this vast country ours.
You are the first canonized saints of the United States and Canada. We are glad to have you. We are happy to honor you. You know our country and its needs, and we know you are in heaven
praying for us.
There is one very special favor we wish to ask of you. Dear Saints of North America, pray God
to send us another saint, or better still, a number of them. Ask Him to have soon--a man
or a woman, a boy or a girl from this country of ours raised to the honors of the altar. Let it be a farmer or a laborer, a housewife or a schoolboy, born and bred in these United States. Let it be some one who lived his whole life
here--a Saint Joseph
of Carville County, or a Saint Mary
of Middletown, or a Saint William of New York.
We do not wish to displace you in our affections, but to add to your glorious number. You understand our desires in this, and we feel sure that we will
obtain this great blessing
for the salvation
of the people of this land. Remember us now, and obtain this great blessing
for us from God. Help us always to cooperate with the graces that God
so richly and generously gives us, through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
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that I may think what is holy;
drive me, Spirit of God,
that I may do what is holy;
draw me Spirit of God,
that I may love what is holy;
strengthen me, Spirit of God,
that I may preserve what is holy;
guard me, Spirit of God,
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