But we are still praying for a miraculous cure through the intercession of Mother Mary Alphonsa OP (Rose Hawthorne) if it be for the glory of God and the good of her soul. Mother Alphonsa, the daughter of the famous author, Nathanael Hawthorne, was the foundress of the congregation of Dominican Sisters who are dedicated to the care of incurable cancer patients. Please join us in prayer.
Prayer for the Canonization of
Lord God, in your special love for the sick, the poor and the lonely,
you raised up Rose Hawthorne (Mother Alphonsa)
to be the servant of those afflicted with incurable cancer
and 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. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us! (3 times).
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be