08 January 2013

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed John Duns Scotus

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed John Duns Scotus

O Most High, Almighty and gracious Lord,
Who exalts the humble and confounds the proud of heart,
grant us the great joy of seeing Blessed John Duns Scotus canonized.

He honoured Your Son with the most sublime praises;
he was the first to defend successfully
the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary;
he lived in heroic obedience to the Holy Father,
to the Church and to the Seraphic Order.

O Most Holy Father, God of infinite love,
hear, we beseech You, our humble prayer,
through the merits of Your Only-Begotten Son and of His Mother,
Coredemptrix and Spouse of the Holy Spirit.


Triduum to Implore Graces from Blessed John Duns Scotus

Day 1

O Blessed John, who in the brief span of your life,
gave us the most amazing example of angelic innocence and of seraphic love for the Immaculate,
have pity on me as, in virtue of your merits and through your intercession,
I implore from Heaven the grace of which I am so much in need…


O worthy defender of the exalted Mother of God,
who wished always to ascribe to Her what seemed to you most excellent,
and who edified the world with the constant practice of the most beautiful virtues,
deign from heaven, where you enjoy the reward of your most holy life,
to turn your merciful gaze toward me,
who confides in you, and grant me the grace for which I humbly ask…


O my most loving protector,
from heaven where you enjoy the fruits of your penitent and holy life,
deign to make the divine favours rain down, wipe away our tears,
console our hearts, lend your ear to my petitions,
particularly for the intention which is so dear to my heart…

Though my unworthiness is great and makes me miserable in the sight of God’s throne,
your merits and the efficacy of your intercession will obtain for me the grace for which I long.

Thanksgiving to Blessed John Duns Scotus for Graces Received

Thank you, O my most benign protector;
the love with which you assist those who have recourse to you is truly great.
I am certain that the world will soon be filled with your wonders
and that your name will be everywhere invoked
and blessed by countless souls who experience the beneficent effects of your protection.

To this chorus I, a poor sinner,
wish to unite my voice to show you all my gratitude.
Thank you, friend of the humble, thank you,
true devotee of the Mother of God;
impart a kiss for me on Her august mantle, so that, by your means,
She will deign now and always to graciously guide me.


Holy Mary, 

Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate,
Pray for us.


My prayer intention for Jennifer
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception: December 8th
  • Feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus: November 8th
  • Beatification of Blessed John Duns Scotus: March 20, 1993