O great and glorious God,
you imbued your holy priest,
Father Michael J. McGivney,
with deep priestly virtue
with pastoral concern for the poor,
the orphan, the widow,
for the Christian education
for the protection of the faith
of the working man
of his day.
Now that his priestly ministry continues
to spread to countless millions
throughout the world through the efforts
and influence of the Order
of the Knights of Columbus,
which Father McGivney founded,
we beseech you,
to raise your faithful servant, Michael,
to the honours of the altar.
We ask this favour
through our Lord Jesus Christ
and His holy mother,
Mary and our mother.
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