VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 13, 2007 (Zenit.org).- People who want to receive a relic “ex indumentis” — from the clothing — or a holy card of Pope John Paul II, may do so by writing to the Vicariate of Rome.
The Vicariate of Rome is accepting requests via mail, fax or e-mail for the religious items. The petition should be sent to “Holy Cards and Relics Service,” and should indicate a shipping address.
The holy cards contain the prayer to obtain graces through the intercession of the Servant of God John Paul II and can be requested in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish and Portuguese.
Though the vicariate is not charging for the holy card, donations are accepted to cover the printing and mailing expenses.
For more information, visit the official multilingual Web site of the postulation of the cause of beatification and canonization.
Send requests to:
Vicariate of Rome — 3rd Floor
Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 6/A
Rome, Italy 00184
Tel: +39 06 69893723
Fax: +39 06 69886240
To contact the Vicariate’s Web site: http://www.vicariatusurbis.org/Beatificazione/Italiano/LeIniziative/RichiediUnaReliquiaExIndumentisESantino.htm
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PRAYER FOR ASKING GRACES THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD
POPE JOHN PAUL II
O Blessed Trinity
We thank You for having graced the Church
with Pope John Paul II
and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care,
the glory of the cross of Christ,
and the splendor of the Holy Spirit,
to shine through him.
Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd,
and has shown us that holiness
is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life
and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will,
the graces we implore,
hoping that he will soon be numbered
among your saints.
With ecclesiastical approval
CARDINAL CAMILLO RUINI
The Holy Father’s Vicar General
For the Diocese of Rome
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