• International Confederation

    Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

    30 million poor people served in the world

  • International Confederation

    Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

    "I would like to embrace the World in a network of charity"

Some prayers

Prayer for the canonisation of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

In the hope of obtaining a miracle through his intercession

Lord,

You made Blessed Frédéric Ozanam a witness of the Gospel, full of wonder at the mystery of the Church.
You inspired him to alleviate poverty and injustice and endowed him with untiring generosity in the service of all who were suffering.
In family life, he revealed a most genuine love as a son, brother, husband and father.
In secular life, his ardent passion for the truth enlightened his thought, writing and teaching.

His vision for our society was a network of charity encircling the world and he instilled St Vincent de Paul’s spirit of love, boldness and humility.
His prophetic social vision appears in every aspect of his short life, together with the radiance of his virtues.
We thank you Lord, for those many gifts and we ask, if it is your will, the grace of a miracle through the intercession of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam.

May the Church proclaim his holiness, as a saint, a providential light for today’s world!
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

At the start of the meeting

Come Holy Spirit!
R/ Fill the hearts of your faithful,

And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send us your spirit and new life will be created
R/ And the whole face of the earth will be renewed

Let us pray: O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did teach the hearts of your faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may always be truly wise and ever rejoice in His holy consolation.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Hail Mary…

At the end of the meeting

Our Father…

In your constant goodness, Lord Jesus, you raised Saint Vincent de Paul in your Church as an apostle of your ardent charity. Spread the flame of love in your servants, so that through love of you, they give without restraint from what they have, to those who have nothing, even to giving themselves, you who reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

In your great goodness, Lord Jesus, grant your grace to the benefactors of our Society, you who promise a hundred-fold return and the Kingdom to those who are merciful in your name. Amen.
We fly to the shelter of your mercy, Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our prayers when we are in times of trial, but deliver us from all danger. Glorious Virgin, Blessed Mother.

Sacred Heart of Jesus
R/ Have mercy on us

O Mary, conceived without sin
R/ Pray for us who have recourse to you

Saint Joseph
R/ Pray for us

Saint Vincent de Paul,
R/ Pray for us

Saint Louise de Marillac
R/ Pray for us

Blessed Frédéric Ozanam
R/ Pray for us