Mary Virginia Merrick

Mary Virginia Merrick, a Blessed Sacrament parishioner for over 30 years, was named a "Servant of God" by the church in 2002 and her Cause for Canonization is now in the final archdiocesan stages.  She was a lay, disabled woman who founded a national organization that has been going for over 127 years.  Please take some time reading about this inspirational woman.


Prayer for the Cause for Canonization
Of Mary Virginia Merrick

                Lord God, in your special love for children,
            You chose to raise up Mary Virginia Merrick to be
            the servant of the poor children. In laboring to serve
            the young and those without hope because of the crushing
            weight of poverty, she proclaimed the love of Your Son.
            She made her Life’s work a demonstration that “nothing is
            ever too much to do for a child.”

                Grant that her example of selfless charity and
            Courageous virtue in the face of her own suffering will
            Inspire us to be as generous in the service of others. We
            Humbly ask that your servant Mary Virginia Merrick
            be numbered among the Church’s canonized saints for
            edification of your holy people, in accord with Your most
            holy will. Through her intercession, please hear and answer
            my request (name your intention).
            Through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Amen