Here at AlwaysCatholic.com we always end Editorial comments and personal messages from Sofia with the exhortation, “God Love you!”
This was the phrase which was used by the holy, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen whenever he met with people on the streets of NYC or from the studios of his TV show, “Life is Worth Living”. His Eminence never worried about whether the person was a Catholic, a Christian or even an atheist. He knew that God loves us whether we believe it or not and wanted to share that with all whom he came into contact.
Those who volunteer their time here at AlwaysCatholic have started a small prayer campaign following the lead of our dear friend @lamblock on Twitter for the beatification and canonization of Archbishop Sheen by praying for Sofia in his name. Many friends on twitter and the blog have joined in. We firmly believe that his intercession has contributed to the healing of our sister in Christ.
With that being said and much more to be written on this topic, we would like to post this Novena that is beginning April 30 ending on May 8th. The following post is from the site: Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Servant of All
Novena in honor of Archbishop Fulton J Sheen – Day One – April 30th
“In each child, God whispers a new secret to the world; adds a new dimension of immortality to creation” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
God whispered a wonderful love story to the world through Fulton J. Sheen so let us whisper prayers back to Him. This is a 9 day novena with the prayer for canonization at the bottom of this page. As all of us are “Treasures in Clay” the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation invites you to join us in a journey reflecting upon the wonderful life of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen through a novena beginning on April 30th and ending on May 8th, Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s birthday. Please join us in praying for the cause of his canonization while reflecting upon his life. After each quote and prayer we will pray the Prayer for his Canonization, The Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father. May this journey bring you closer to God through the Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
DAY 1 “How God will judge my life I know not, but I trust he will see me with mercy and compassion. I am only certain there will be three surprises in Heaven. First of all, I will see some people whom I never expected to see. Second, there will be a number whom I expect who will not be there. And – even relying on God’s mercy – the biggest surprise of all may be that I will be there. When the record of any human life is set down, there are three pairs of eyes who see it in a different light. 1. As I see it. 2. As others see it. 3. As God sees it.“ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Lord help us to focus on You as Fulton Sheen did so that we may be humble when looking upon ourselves, so that others will see You when they look upon us, and so we can see our lives as You see it.
Prayer of Canonization, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
PRAYER FOR CANONIZATION:
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people. If it be according to Your Will, for the glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
For the rest of the Novena click here…