Father Magin Catala
O.F.M. preaching at the Mission
0 God, you
sent your holy servant, Father Magin Catala, to preach your gospel
to Native Americans, and you inspired him to glorify your holy
name among them by the example of his eminent virtues. We humbly
ask you to honor Father Catala on earth with the testimony of
miracles performed through his intercession. Grant us by his merits
all manner of blessings. Fill our minds with the light of your
truth that, walking always in the way of your commandments, we
may come to eternal union with you. We ask this through Christ,
+Patrick J. McGrath
Bishop of San Jose
This is the
mission cross where Fr. Magin gathered the natives, colonists
and newly converted, for morning and evening prayers.
plaque is at the tomb
of Father Magin, inside the mission.
This is the miraculous
Crucifix where Fr. Magin Catala prayed.
he elevated and Jesus embraced him in mid-air.
Note: At the De Saisset Museum of Santa Clara Mission and University, Father
Magin's relics (Rosary beads, portion of floor of his cell, etc.) can be viewed
and venerated locally.
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Prayer Group for the Canonization of Fr. Magin Catala.
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