The blog of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation has announced that beginning today, Wednesday, February 26th until March 6th they are beginning a novena for the canonization of Archbishop Sheen. As Archbishop Sheen was a Dominican tertiary this seems like a wonderful exercise leading up to Lent. The prayer is the one for canonization which follows:
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton J Sheen. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people.
If it be according to Your Will, for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
+Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria