Prayer for the Canonization of Rose Hawthorne
(Mother Mary Alphonsa, O.P.)
Lord God, in your special love for the sick, the poor and the lonely, you raised up Rose Hawthorne (Mother Mary Alphonsa) to be the servant of those afflicted with incurable cancer with no one to care for them. In serving the outcast and the abandoned, she strove to see in them the face of your Son. In her eyes, those in need were always “Christ’s Poor.”
Grant that her example of selfless charity and her courage in the face of great obstacles will inspire us to be generous in our service of neighbor. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant, Rose Hawthorne, on earth according to the designs of your holy will. Through her intercession, grant the favor that I now present … (here make your request). Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
V. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
R. Have mercy on us! (3 times)
Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father.