For the glorification of the Servant of God,
Father Marie-Joseph Lagrange, o. p.
HOLY FATHER, you gave your servant, Fr. Marie-Joseph Lagrange a desire for the truth and a passion for the Word of God. In the light of the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms, he examined the mystery of Jesus Christ and his heart caught fire. With the Virgin Mary he meditated on the Gospel through the rosary. He gave himself to the scientific study of the Bible in harmony with Biblical faith and reason to the end of saving souls who were disturbed by scientific criticism.
Those who knew him have testified to his radiant faith and to the example of his exemplary obedience in times of trial.
We pray that you, Father, will hasten the day when the Church will publicly recognize the holiness of his life, so that his helpful example will guide our brothers and sisters to believe in the Word of God.
May the intercession of Fr. Marie-Joseph Lagrange obtain for us the graces which we need, and in particular: (precise which one)
We ask you this, Father, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.
Fr. Manuel Rivero, o. p.
President of the Association of Friends of Father Lagrange