Blessed Jose Vaz
PRAYER FOR CANONIZATION
Loving Father, Your Son wrote in the hearts of men Your heavenly
message through the wonders of Your Everlasting love. Following
in His footsteps, Your Servant, Blessed Joseph Vaz, guided
by the Holy Spirit and under the patronage of Your Immaculate
Mother engaged his whole life in exemplary works, and showed
us that we too can attain grace to walk in Your Son's footsteps
and win the crown of the Blessed.
Therefore, we humbly beg of You to grant us a much-needed
miracle (pause and pray for a miracle) and thus, put Your
seal on his heroic life and move the Church to declare him
as a model and Saint. We make this prayer through the same
Jesus, Our Lord, Amen.
Imprimatur, Panjim, 1.8.1998
Filipe Neri Ferrao - Auxiliary Bishop
Special Prayer for the Sick
Heavenly Father, Your Son proved through wonders how sensitive
Your heart is towards those who are burdened with sorrow,
sickness and difficulties. Through the wonders Your Servant,
Blessed Joseph Vaz, wrought both in his life and death, he
trailed the same path to show forth that divine kindness and
thus drew thousands to the bosom of the Church.
Therefore, we plead, through his intercession, to increase
our faith in You, to make of us true witnesses of Your love,
and if it is Your will, to grant this favor ......(pray silently
for your intention) and especially grant us a much-needed
Miracle ....(pray silently for a Miracle) through Jesus Christ
Our Lord, Amen.
CP/1103/98, Panjim, 1.8.1998
+ Filipe Neri Ferrao - Auxiliary Bishop