I've been asked by my dear friend, April, to promote this novena. There is a former Gallatin, TN police officer named Kevin Thomas, a father of 6 children, who is suffering from inoperable brain cancer, and this novena would be prayed for his complete recovery. The novena is to Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Santiago, Puerto Rico's first Blessed. The miracle for his beatification, cure of a non-Hodgkins malignant lymphoma, took place in 1988 and was approved by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1999. He needs one more miracle for canonization, and it would be wonderful if it could be the recovery of this man.
We are going to pray this novena beginning on April 26th, so that it will end on May 4th, Bl. Carlos' baptismal date.
Prayer for Carlos Manuel Rodríguez(from ewtn.com) O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, You enlightened your humble servant, Blessed Carlos Manuel, to understand and live the Paschal Mystery, which is the source of our liturgical life and becomes manifest in the service of our neighbor, especially the humble and needy. Grant that Carlos Manuel's commitment to Your Church and the return of her people to eternal values, based on a Christ-centered and paschal piety, may lead to his prompt canonization. And if You so will, grant us, through the intercession of your Servant, the grace we plead for (the complete recovery of Kevin Thomas from brain cancer).Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory BeMay God reward you!