Archbishop Bernard Longley is inviting the Archdiocese to a Novena of Prayer for the Canonisation of Blessed Domenic Barberi.
The Novena is to begin on Friday 26th February and concluding on Saturday 5 March when the Archbishop will be celebrating a Mass for Blessed Dominic’s Canonisation at the Passionist Basilica of St John and St Paul in Rome.
Prayer to be used each day:
O God, who so lovingly raised Blessed Dominic to the heights ofholiness, learning and apostolic zealand made him a powerful minister of your mercy,listen to our humble request.We pray that you will in your goodness, grant a miracle
through the intercession of Blessed Dominic,so that the Church may further honour him on earthand that many more people will come to know and invoke the helpof this faithful servant of the Church.We ask this through Christ Our Lord Amen.Mary, Mother of Mercy: pray for us.Blessed Dominic Barberi: Pray for us.Blessed John Henry Newman: Pray for us.
Blessed Dominic and Venerable Catherine McCauley (founder of the Sisters of Mercy) are co-patrons of the Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese.