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Father Stanley Rother: The first American-born martyr

Photo of the Day | published on 09/23/17

Courtesy of Sooner Catholic | Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Photo of the Day: September 23, 2017

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On September 23, 2017, in Oklahoma City, Father Stanley Rother will become the first American-born martyr and the first U.S. priest to be beatified.

Read about his incredible life serving the people of Guatemala in this great article by María Ruiz Scaperlanda here.

Prayer for the Cause of Canonization of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother

O God, fount of all holiness,
make us each walk worthily in our vocation,
through the intercession of your Saints,
on whom you bestowed
a great variety of graces on earth.
Having graced Your Church
with the life and ministry of
Your missionary priest
Stanley Rother,
by his intercession
grant that this humble flock may reach
where the brave Shepherd has gone.
Grant that Your Church may proclaim
him a Saint
Serving in Your presence and interceding for us.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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