Oct 5 - Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
On his feast day, a prayer to Blessed Seelos
Prayer to Francis Xavier Seelos by Byron Miller, C.SS.R.
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer,
let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight.
I offer praise to You for the grace You have bestowed
on Your humble missionary, Father Francis Xavier Seelos.
May I have the same joyful vigor that Father Seelos possessed during his earthly life
to love You deeply and live faithfully Your gospel.
You infused Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos with the gift of Your healing.
By the help of his prayers,
sustain in me the grace to know Your will and the strength to overcome my afflictions.
For love of You, make me whole.
May I learn from the example of Father Seelos
and gain comfort from his patient endurance.
in Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos,
You have given Your people a model for those who labor joyfully in Your earthly kingdom.
May his smile dwell on those who find life burdensome.
In him, our eyes continually behold the gentleness of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.