Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
O Lord, You are constantly at work in your Church and, through
individuals and communities, You manifest your Spirit for the good
of your people. In a special way You bestowed your Spirit on your Servant,
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
so that he might live fully according to the Gospel and with love devote himself to your
saving work. You have inspired communities of men and women to follow his example by
consecrating themselves to You
to serve the Church under the leadership of Mary.
We now pray to You to give us visible signs
of your grace and holiness in his life
by granting us the special favours
we ask through his intercession.
May the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
be glorified in all places
through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.