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Monday, February 14, 2011

Prayer for the beatification of a venerable

I found this prayer for the beatification of Ven. Cesare Guasti, who was a scholar, husband, and father.

O loving God, You made your servant, Ven. Cesare Guasti a shining model for those who want to show their love for You by using the fullness of the talents with which You have blessed them. Through his touching devotion to Your Son and His Blessed Mother, You led him onto the path of the generous soul, from which he never strayed. You even helped him embrace the cross laid on his shoulders when his wife died, leaving him with four children to care for by himself. You enabled him to say in this time of broken dreams and broken hearts, "I relish the Cross, because if we carry it by force, the credit goes away. Therefore, take care to be happy, even beneath the Cross." Help us to follow his example, to model our lives after his for love of Your Son and in reparation for our sins. And through the intercession of Ven. Cesare, may we obtain the grace we so ardently seek. [Name petition here.] Of course, come what may, help us to embrace Your holy and lovable will. Let us always trust in Your wisdom, providence, and guidance so that we, like Ven Cesare, may become ever more perfect through You in holiness. Amen.

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