Skip to comments.FRANCISCAN FRIARS PRAYING TO ARCHBISHOP SHEEN FOR MIRACLE FOR SCHIAVO
Posted on 03/12/2005 1:06:34 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall
YONKERS, NY, USA, March 11 (CNA) - While pro-life supporters nationwide fight for the life of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube is scheduled to be removed March 18th, New York's Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are staging a different kind of campaign.
The Yonkers chapter of the New York City-based order has started a prayer campaign asking for the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
With Archbishop Sheen's help, the Friars are hoping for a miracle.
Father Andrew Apostoli C.F.R., one of the friars, said that "the late Archbishop's TV show was called Life is Worth Living, and believed very strongly in the value of every life, but the opponents to Terri Shiavo do not think that her life is worth living."
A Florida judge recently ruled in favor of Terri's husband, Michael Shiavo who plans to remove the feeding tube, which gives food and hydration to his wife.
Terri's family and other pro-life leaders are racing the clock to find a way to appeal the decision and save 41-year old Schiavo from starvation.
The Friars are asking that anyone who wishes to join them pray the following prayer:
Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit. If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his powerful intercession. Lord, grant that Terri Shiavo's life be spared and grant her a healing that the world may know the value of every life.
"If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his powerful intercession"
Addressed to God asking Him to "glorify Sheen" through his (Sheens) powerful intercession.
Who's having reading comprehension problems?
I'm not bashing anyone but I do reject the traditions of men when they stand in contradiction to the word of God.
Let God be true but every man a liar!
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
I join you, and the Friars, and the Archbishop in prayer that God will save Terri's life.
You are correct in everything you have said. The bible is very clear.
I second your AMEN.
I second your AMEN.
Catholics and some other Christians believe that the ability to make intercession on others' behalf, before the throne of God's Mercy, does not end with death. In fact, one's ability to make intercession is increased. If David, while alive, was a man after God's own Heart, how much more he is while beholding the face of God!
If you read the Franciscans' prayer (above) carefully, it is addressed to God the Father, and it incorporates His Son, Jesus Christ, and also the Holy Spirit. It asks that if it is God's will that He should glorify his servant, Archbishop Sheen, then, please hear and answer the intercession that he is making for this cause.
It is important to see that this prayer acknowleges God as being the Source, and the Almighty, to whom we owe all love, worship, praise, loyalty, obedience, and thanksgiving. For God to "glorify his servant," means that through the answer that God gives to us as a result of Archbishop Sheen's intercession - through the granting of this miracle - God is testifying as to the holiness of his servant, and the esteem in which He holds him.
In turn, this takes NOTHING away from God - it is a glory to Him. It glorifies God when He can say, "This is my good and faithful servant, in whom I am well pleased." By asking Archbishop Sheen for his intercession, we are actually glorifying God by acknowleging His accomplishment of grace in Archbishop Sheen's life for his salvation - we are giving Jesus' Passion and Death the glory, and also the lifelong working of the Holy Spirit in this man's soul, and in ours, too.
I'm pinging you to my post #48 for an explanation as to why anyone would ask for intercession from a "dead person."
Have you ever appreciated a prayer said for you, or asked for prayers, or said a prayer for someone else? Since the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ conquered death, why should the ability to make intercession be ended with death?
If after death the Saints are asleep in the ground, awaiting the Final Judgment and Resurrection of the Dead, then I can see your point. But if after death the saints enter their glory in heaven, and await the Final Judgment and Resurrection there, then I can't.
I appreciate hearing about a good memory. :o)
That's ok! :o) There are many people who have sincere questions about this topic.
Shhhh, he's helping us!
Thanks for posting the "swallow info" on this thread. :o)
And neither does Judge Greer.
Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above....
John 19:10-11 (King James Version)
If you are sincerely interested in how most Christians (e.g., Catholics and Orthodox) understand the Communion of Saints, read a couple of these brief explanatory tracts:
And as Bishop Sheen would say, "Peace be to you."
Good. That means you reject Sola Scriputra.
Hmmm. I'm going to have to look that one up!
Right now, I know it's something I'd never do. I wouldn't sign my life away to open interpretations.
I'm sensitive to anything I perceive as an attack on Bishop Sheen.
Requesting intercession from a deceased saint (a member of the Body of Believers who has passed over into eternity) has nothing to do with the occult.
Please see my post #48.
I see your bump, and raise you a bump! :o)