Sisters of Compassion Congregational Leader Sr Margaret Anne Mills has asked parishes to include a prayer during Masses for Venerable Suzanne Aubert’s beatification and canonisation.
In a letter to parish promoters of Mother Aubert’s Cause, Sr Margaret said that to help the process towards beatification, the Church’s recognition of a miracle through intercession of Mother Aubert is required.
“There are some hopeful signs and we are praying that, if it be God’s will, the necessary enquiries may indicate a miracle,” she said.
Sr Margaret said there are many people who have testified to requests and prayers that were answered through Mother Aubert’s intercession.
“Please consult with your parish priest about the possibility of praying this prayer after Holy Communion or of inserting a petition in the Prayers of the Faithful,” she said.
The prayer specifically asks for the acknowledgement of Mother Aubert’s intercession.
The third line of the prayer reads: “If it be your will, and for the welfare of the Aoteroa/New Zealand Church, please grant a miraculous cure through Suzanne Aubert’s intercession.”
The Sisters of Compassion will also launch a “Footsteps through Aotearoa” campaign on October 7.
A National Digital Pilgrimage map is being set up to help people retrace Mother Aubert’s footsteps and visit places of significance to assist in promoting her spirituality and good works, as well as to help Kiwis learn more about her and her good and lasting works.
Apart from being able to map out the places she went to, pilgrims will also be able to access through smartphones information on the significance of the places.
Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Suzanne Aubert
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that as often as we show compassion to the least of your brothers and sisters, we show it to you.
Hear our prayers that your healing presence may be experienced by those who request Suzanne Aubert to intercede on their behalf.
If it be your will, and for the welfare of the Aoteroa/New Zealand Church, please grant a miraculous cure through Suzanne Aubert’s intercession.
We make this prayer with confidence as we remember her love for the Māori, and her care for the poor, the sick and the underprivileged. Amen