Friday, July 27, 2012

Prayer for the Beatification of Audrey Santo

Eternal Father, I thank you for the gift of Audrey Santo and for her extraordinary witness to the world that all life, no matter how small, broken, or wounded, remains precious in Your eyes.  Grant that she may be venerated as a Saint for the Glory of God.
Hear the requests of all those who seek her intercession, especially the grace for which I now ask (mention here the favor you wish to pray for)
I ask this through Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Say one Our Father one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. 
Bishop Robert McManus

Audrey Santos was born on December 19th 1983 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  On August 9th 1987 at the age of three she fell into her families pool and recovered. She was brought to the hospital where she was accidentally overdosed with phenobarbital and went into a coma. She was in a coma for three weeks.  Upon awaking from the coma she remained in a state of Akinetic Mutism-non-speaking and limited movement. Her family took her home after 4 months and cared for her.  Audrey had to be fed by a g-tube.  This is except for one piece of food-the bread of life, Our Lord Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist which she consumed daily.  From the time of her injury people surrounded the family with prayers and support. Many wonderful things occurred around little Audrey.  Religious images in her room would exude oil.  This has continued even after her death. The family can not explain these phenomenon but because of the good fruits believe they are of God.  Following Audrey's death a postulator from the Congregation of the Causes of Saints visited the Santo family and with Bishop Robert McManus began the cause for the canonization of Audrey Santo. The first step was begun by making Audrey a Servant of God.  This short background of her life is only a small glimpse of the beauty of this small girl and her whole family.  Please read their personal account on their website.

The anniversary of the Audrey Event is August 9th.  In anticipation of this date we are beginning a 9 day novena to Audrey.   All are welcome to join.

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