Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Prayers for the Intercession of Archbishop Sheen and for his Canonization
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The prayers in this section appear through the courtesy of Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. who composed them. They are not "official" prayers and should only be prayed privately. These prayers are being used by those seeking special graces through the intercession of the Archbishop and for those who are praying for his canonization.

In December of 1999 on the twentieth anniversary of the death of Archbishop Sheen, Cardinal O'Connor of New York authorized the private investigation into the life of Archbishop Sheen by the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation. If you would like to share any personal knowledge of the Archbishop (life-experiences) or to report any spiritual or physical favors granted in his name, please enter this information on the form located on the Sainthood? page on this site.

Prayer to Obtain a Favor Through the Intercession of Archbishop Sheen

(For Private Use Only)

Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, by the working of the Holy Spirit.   In every age, You raise up men and women outstanding in holiness, whose faithful service has contributed significantly to the mission of the Church.  In this very way, You used the life and work of Your servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen.  He inspired great numbers of Catholics and other people of good will to grow in virtue and lead lives pleasing to You and of service to their brothers and sisters in need.  He encouraged them to embrace the 'Gospel of Life' by recognizing that in all its circumstances, 'Life is worth living.'

If it be according to Your Will, Eternal Father, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his prayerful intercession (mention your request here).  I make this prayer confidently in Jesus' Name, through the merits of His Passion, Death and Resurrection.   


Prayer to Move the Church to Proclaim Archbishop Sheen a Saint

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Heavenly Father, source of all good and all holiness, You reward those who love and serve You faithfully as Your sons and daughters.  If it pleases You, I ask You to glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen.  He touched countless lives by his ministry of evangelization, especially through the media.   His clear and courageous teachings about Jesus and the truths of the Catholic Church seemed to possess a special power of the Holy Spirit that strengthened the faithful and inspired many converts to embrace the Faith.  He supported the needs of missionaries all over the world through his work in the National Office for the Propagation of the Faith.  He also labored zealously for the renewal of the Priesthood by preaching retreats to his brother priests and by encouraging them with the good example of his daily Eucharistic Holy Hour.  His deep personal love of Our Lady moved many others to go to Jesus through His Mother.

Heavenly Father, if it be according to Your Divine Will, I ask You to move Your Church to glorify Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen.  I ask this prayer confidently in Jesus' Name.   Amen.