On his feast day, learn more about Blessed George Matulaitis

Blessed George Matulaitis, MIC, Bishop (1871-1927) was the "Renovator" of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. We celebrate his feast day on Jan. 27.

"Overcome evil with good." Taken from St. Paul the Apostle, this was the personal motto of Blessed George when he was chosen to be the Bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania, as he rescued the Marian Congregation when it was down to its last member. He envisioned religious working together with the laity for the good of the Church. The principles he wrote about are defining points of the Association of Marian Helpers.

Prayer for a special grace through the intercession of Blessed George:

O God, our Lord and Father, You surround us always by Your care; receive our humble petition, and through the intercession of Blessed Archbishop George, who suffered so much for Your glory and for the increase of Your Kingdom on earth, grant me the grace ........., for which I ask You with confidence, promising to live from now on with greater fidelity to your commandments. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be to the Father ...

Prayer for canonization of Blessed George:

Most holy and undivided Trinity, You choose to make Your home in the hearts of Your faithful servants, and, after their death, to reward their merits with the glory of Heaven. Bring it about, we ask, that Your servant, Blessed Archbishop George, who, with apostolic zeal, faithfully served the Church under the patronage of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, may be numbered among the saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessed George Matulaitis, pray for us!


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