Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fr. Isaac Hecker, Servant of God

At a ceremony today at 10:00 am (EST), Edward Cardinal Egan officially declared open the cause for the canonization of Fr. Isaac Hecker CSP, founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle. This also marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary celebrations for the congregation.

Details as they emerge.

News release from the Paulist Media Office on the ceremony.

There's a Facebook Group dedicated to the cause. [Registration at Facebook required.]

Details of the Fr. Hecker Guild.

[If one of my former CSP brothers, or any Associates [Brandon? :)], could dig up the prayer for intercessions for the cause, that would be great. And do ask for his intercessions. I know of at least one situation where we are all approaching the Heavenly Throne for a miraculous intervention. I will be enlisting Fr. Hecker's help in this regard. I hope he looks favorably on someone who left the Society he founded! :)]

Isaac Hecker, Servus Dei, ora pro nobis.


Kraft said...

Only ask, and it shall be given unto you:

Heavenly Father, you called your servant Isaac Thomas Hecker to preach the Gospel to the people of North America and through his teaching, to know the peace and the power of your indwelling Spirit. He walked in the footsteps of Saint Paul the Apostle, and like Paul spoke your Word with a zeal for souls and a burning love for all who came to him in need. Look upon us this day, with compassion and hope. Hear our prayer. We ask that through the intercession of Father Hecker your servant, you might grant us (state the request). We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit. One God, forever and ever. Amen

Please report all favors received to:
Office of the Cause of Father Hecker
3015 Fourth Street N.E.
Washington D.C. 20017-1102

Fr. Gaurav Shroff said...

Many thanks! :)