My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
and my spirit exults in God my Saviour,
because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid.
Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed,
for the almighty has done great things for me.
Holy is His name, and His mercy reaches from age to age for those who fear Him.
He has shown the power of His arm.
He has routed the proud of heart.
He has pulled down princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly.
The hungry He has filled with good things, the rich sent empty away.
He has come to the help of Israel His servant,
mindful of His mercy – according to the promise He made to our ancestors
of His mercy to Abraham and to his descendants forever.
Our Lady of the Home, pray for us.
Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God, Henri Caffarel
God, our Father, You planted deep in the heart of your servant, Henri Caffarel, a fountain of love which bound him totally to your Son and inspired him with a wonderful capacity to speak of Him.
A prophet for our time, he revealed the dignity and beauty of the vocation of every person in the words Jesus addresses to each of us: “Come follow me”.
He made couples enthusiastic about the greatness of the sacrament of marriage,
the sign of Christ’s fruitful love for the Church and of His union with her. He showed that priests and couples?are called to live a vocation of love.
He was a guide to widows: love is stronger than death. Prompted by the Holy Spirit, he accompanied many Christians on the path of prayer. Seized by a devouring fire, he was a dwelling place for you, Lord.
God, our Father, through the intercession of Our Lady, we ask you to hasten the day when the Church will proclaim the holiness of his life, so that people everywhere will discover the joy of following your Son in accordance with their particular vocations in the Holy Spirit.
God our Father, we invoke the intercession of Father Caffarel for……… (indicate the particular favour being sought)
Prayer approved by Monsignor Andre Vingt-Trois – Archbishop of Paris. “Nihil obstat”: 4th January 2006 – “Imprimatur”: 5th January 2006.
In the case of a particular favour obtained through the intercession of Father Caffarel, contact:
The Postulator,?Association of “The Friends of Father Caffarel”?49 rue de la Glacière – F 75013 Paris, France