Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan Foundation

Prayer for Beatification

16 Sep 2007 | The Most Reverend Giampaolo Crepaldi

O mighty and eternal God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
I offer thanks for giving to the Church
the heroic testimony
of Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân.

The suffering he experienced in prison,
which he united with the crucified Christ
and commended to the maternal protection of Mary,
is for the Church and the world
a shining witness of unity and forgiveness,
and of justice and peace.

His loving person and his Episcopal ministry
radiate the light of faith,
the enthusiasm of hope and the warmth of love.

Now, my Lord,
through his intercession
and according to your will,
grant me the grace I am imploring
in the hope that he will soon be elevated
to the honour of sainthood.