Fr. Jacques of Jesus
Born Lucien Bunel on Jan. 29, 1900 and died June 2, 1945
O God, our Father, in Your infinite goodness,
You implanted deep within Pere Jacques,
from his earliest years, an eagerness
to love You and to love all people
with his whole heart.
You endowed him with special gifts
for the education of youth;
You chose him to be a priest and
You called him to the religious life
as a Carmelite.
In the inhuman degradation of the concentration camps,
You made him a living witness of faith and love,
until he had poured himself out completely.
O Father, grant us the blessings which we seek
through the intercession of Pere Jacques.
And, if it is Your will, make him a saint
within Your Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.