Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney

God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you
called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family
life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the
example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely,
fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration
of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring
for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant Father Michael J. McGivney
on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now
present to restore the sight of our Brother Justin Benson. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father


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The Father McGivney Guild
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Our History:
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and  assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.  Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit  society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability  through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has  contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 12,000 councils and 1.6 million members throughout the United States,  Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama,  the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan
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