The beatification for Blessed Stanley Rother on Sept. 23, 2017, was a day of great joy for the people of Oklahoma, and for Catholics around world, as we celebrated the first U.S. born Martyr of the Catholic Church. Servant of God Stanley Rother became Blessed Stanley Rother at the Mass of Beatification that was 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 in attendance, the beatification ceremony will be known as one of the largest events in the history of the Catholic community in Oklahoma.
The legacy of Blessed Stanley Rother is strong in Oklahoma, and is becoming stronger 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 Blessed 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.
Blessed Stanley Rother, pray for us.