Chesterton Knew The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

Chesterton Knew The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

A Rosary For Bishop Doyle Please

Before this year's Annual GK Chesterton Pilgrimage (see last years report), I hope to see an increase in the number of people praying for Bishop Peter John Haworth Doyle. Bishop Doyle is the Bishop of Northampton, the Diocese where GKC lived and died, and will thus have quite a say in opening, the now long overdue Cause for the Beatification of GK Chesterton.

By all means write to Bishop Doyle (Rt. Rev. Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton, Bishop's House, Marriott Street, Northampton, NN2 6AW, remember the pen is far mightier than the email!) asking His Lordship to open the Cause, but not before you have signed up to say the Rosary for him at least once a month. At the moment there are only three people saying three Rosaries for him each month, let us see an increase please! We also need to ask Chesterton to intercede for us so print off some praycards and say the prayer;

God Our Father, Thou didst fill the life of Thy servant Gilbert Keith Chesterton with a sense of wonder and joy, and gave him a faith which was the foundation of his ceaseless work, a charity towards all men, particularly his opponents, and a hope which sprang from his lifelong gratitude for the gift of human life. May his innocence and his laughter, his constancy in fighting for the Christian faith in a world losing belief, his lifelong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and his love for all men, especially for the poor, bring cheerfulness to those in despair, conviction and warmth to lukewarm believers and the knowledge of God to those without faith. We beg Thee to grant the favours we ask through his intercession, the end of abortion in this Country [and especially for……] so that his holiness may be recognized by all and the Church may proclaim him Blessed. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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