The beatification events for Father Stanley Rother on Sept. 23, 2017, will be a day of great joy for the people of Oklahoma and for Catholics around world as we celebrate the first U.S. born Martyr of the Catholic Church. Servant of God Father Stanley Rother will become Blessed Father Stanley Rother at the Mass of Beatification to be held at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. With Pope Francis’s personal representative, dozens of bishops, hundreds of priests, and thousands of lay faithful expected to attend, the beatification ceremony will be among the largest events in the history of the Catholic community in Oklahoma. Gifts to support the expenses related to Father Rother’s beatification are gratefully accepted.
The legacy of Father Stanley Rother is strong in Oklahoma, and will become better known throughout the world with his beatification. As another way to support the ongoing effort of the Church to promote his cause, please consider joining the Father Stanley Rother Guild. Guild membership is a special way to join with others in a community of prayer, promoting the canonization of Father Rother. The Rother Guild utilizes additional gifts for special projects in promoting the canonization.
Father Rother, pray for us.