[Excerpt] God made Walter Ciszek physically and mentally strong because He had a difficult job for him to do. When the call came from Rome for priests to volunteer to study at the Russicum for the purpose of serving in the Russian missions, Ciszek answered and was accepted. “It was almost like a direct call from God…,” he wrote. “I was fully convinced that Russia was my destination.” He told his superiors that he firmly believed that God wanted him there. The provincial concurred and sent him to Rome to begin his Russian studies.
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Source: New Oxford Review
Prayer for the
Cause of Canonization
of Fr. Walter Ciszek S.J.
|We adore You, Most Holy Trinity, and we thank You for the exemplary life of Your Servant, Father Walter Ciszek. We pray that his strong faith in Your loving providence, his great love for You, and his kindness to all people be recognized by the Church. If it be Your Will, may he be given to us as a saintly model of these virtues so that we too may be better motivated to dedicate our lives to Your greater honor and glory. We commend our petition through the prayers of the Holy Mother of God. For to You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is due all glory, honor and worship, now and forever. Amen.|