Fr. John Baptist Zen from CIN
Pampanga, the Philippines, 27 September 2017 -- We thank Fr. John Baptist Zen, SDB (86 years, based in Taiwan - Tainan community, former provincial of China) for visiting our Don Bosco Academy school in Pampanga, together with Fr. Emil Santos, SDB who is looking for the collection of the testimonials in the beatification process.
Fr. John Baptist Zen gave his testimony on the holiness of Fr. Carlo Braga before the archdiocesan inquiry (San Fernando - Pampanga) on the process of beatification of the Servant of God. He was a Junior Aspirant when he met Fr. Braga for the first time.
After the testimonial Fr. Zen gave his priestly blessing as he prayed in our Don Bosco Academy school chapel. We pray, that this stage of testimonials and other historical documents would be concluded as soon as possible. Please, continue to pray with the Salesian of the Filipino provinces (FIN & FIS) the official prayer:
Prayer asking for the beatification and canonisation of Fr Charles Braga
Almighty and merciful Father
You called Fr Charles Braga to follow Christ
along the way traced out by St John Bosco,
to follow his example, inherit his spirit
and multiply his work in China and the Philippines,
for the poorest of the young people.
You have welcomed him into eternal joy as your faithful servant;
May he intercede generously for us.
Grant us the gift of his glorification,
so that he may become a joyful example of holiness
for the Salesian Family and anyone
who dedicates their life to needy young people.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary Help of Christians,
whom he loved and honoured with a filial heart,
and through the mediation of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
(With ecclesiastical approval)
For information and to indicate graces received
Postulator General, Fr. Pier Luigi Cameroni, SDB - Rome (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- AustraLasia 3763 (I) Process of Fr. Braga is moving on
- AustraLasia 4340: Cause of Fr. Charles Braga, SDB
- Resources: Fr. Charles Braga - Biography