By Fr. Carlo Vassalli, sss
On April 14, 2018, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decrees concerning the heroic virtues of several Servants of God, among whom is Father Lodovico Longari, a professed priest of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, born in Montodine (Italy) on June 20, 1889 and died in Ponteranica (Italy) on June 17, 1963.
This means that the decree by the authority of Pope Francis declares that Father Lodovico Longari, already Servant of God, is now raised to the category of Venerable in the Church. He proceeds therefore along the path that leads to canonization which is obtained through the required miracles.
Here is a prayer and a photo of Father Lodovico Longari which can be used to promote and stimulate the devotion and prayers of the faithful.
O Lord, You have called the Venerable Father Lodovico Longari
to be a fervent adorer and passionate apostle of the Eucharist,
grant that Your glory be manifested in him,
and by the same grace, through his intercession,
we invoke with confidence …
O Mary, so honoured by Father Lodovico as “immaculate”, sustain our prayer.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.