April 17, 2012

Exciting news for Sheen's cause

Earlier this week I received an email from the executive director of the Sheen Foundation with news that the date for the review of the Positio by the "ordinaries" (Cardinals and Bishop who advise the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints) has been set for May 15, 2012.  (The Positio is the official "position paper" explaining why the Catholic Church should declare Sheen a saint.)

The email suggested that from May 7-15 we all pray for the Cause.  May 7 just "happens" to be the vigil of Sheen's May 8th birthday.  May 15 is the day before my due date, which is neither here nor there but I just wanted to throw that in.

I'm inviting all my bloggity friends to join my family in keeping that novena by praying the prayer for the canonization of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, which is in the top right corner of this blog and printed at the bottom of this post.

Additionally, I encourage you to financially support the Sheen Foundation.  As they continue to process the details of James' (allegedly) miraculous healing there are some bills that need to be paid, like for the translators.  We will be making a donation to the Sheen Foundation (now that our checks have come in the mail!) and I ask you to give with us.  Whether is $5 or $500, a tithe or an alms, I sincerely hope you pray and think about giving and that you are able to make a contribution.  But of course the most important thing you can do is to PRAY for this canonization!
If you want more information on the cause or how to donate please check out the Sheen tab at the top of this blog.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation prayer for Canonization
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication.  You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.  He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people. 
If it be according to your Will, for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint.  We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen


  1. I will be praying with you! Thanks for the update!

  2. Thanks for the update. Will mobilise my prayer group, this side of world, kuala lumpur, malaysia to pray!

  3. Hannah's birthday is May 7th, and mine is May 8th (did not realize that I shared a birthday with Archbishop Sheen.) We will be praying for the Cause!