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Prayer For The Cause of Father Augustus Tolton

O God, we give you thanks for your servant and priest, Father Augustus Tolton, who labored among us in times of contradiction, times that were both beautiful and paradoxical. His ministry helped lay the foundation for a truly Catholic gathering in faith in our time. We stand in the shadow of his ministry. May his life continue to inspire us and imbue us with that confidence and hope that will forge a new evangelization for the Church we love.


Father in heaven, Father Tolton’s suffering service sheds light upon our sorrows; we see them through the prism of your Son’s passion and death. If it be your will, O God, glorify your servant, Father Tolton, by granting the favor I now ask through his intercession, (mention your request in silence), so that all may know the goodness of this priest whose memory looms large in the Church he loved.


Complete what you have begun in us that we might work for the fulfillment of your kingdom. Not to us the glory, but glory to you O God, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are God, living and reigning forever and ever. Amen

†Bishop Joseph N. Perry

Imprimatur: Francis Cardinal George, OMI

Archdiocese of Chicago



To report any spiritual or physical favors granted through prayer in Father Tolton’s name, please contact:

Bishop Joseph N. Perry

Office of the Archbishop - Archdiocese of Chicago

835 North Rush Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611

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