Prayer for the centenary of death of Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan
Father of eternal love and source of our salvation, during this time when we remember the centenary of death of our Founder, Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, we give you thanks for his life, dedicated to the service of the faith and of the Church. We praise you, oh our Good Father, because through the life of our Founder you have led so many people to salvation and to the life of the apostolic service.
Jesus Christ, our Divine Saviour, with gratitude we remember the strong testimony of the apostolic holiness of Father Francis Jordan, as well as his courageous struggle in order to bring your work of salvation to all peoples. We ask for your grace to revive in ourselves the spirit of his life and mission, embracing, with a renewed passion, his experience of God and his wide vision of evangelisation.
Holy Spirit fount of life, we praise you and we give you thanks for having inspired the charism of our Founder; hear our prayer, so that we, as the Salvatorian Family may live and continue to gather the fruit of his spiritual heritage. Make us capable of giving witness to him today, even in the adversities of life and in the face of hostility, and of accepting the crosses which our mission brings to us, with the unshakeable trust in the Providence of your love.
In this year, when we remember the centenary of Fr. Francis Jordan's death, we implore the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Saviour and Queen of the Apostles, the help of all our patron saints and that of Blessed Mary of the Apostles, so that the Salvatorian Family may always be the reflection of his life of holiness and of apostolic zeal throughout the world. Amen