Are you familiar with Ven. Jerome Lejeune?
Jérôme Lejeune was not only a brilliant geneticist, but also a devout Catholic who worked to uphold the sanctity of life in his scientific community.
His work on Down syndrome and various genetic disorders was not only groundbreaking in terms of scientific discovery, but also served as a testament to his commitment to the inherent dignity of every human person.
Lejeune’s research on Down syndrome revealed the genetic cause of the condition, which helped to dispel the misconception that it was caused by the parents’ behavior or lifestyle choices.
This discovery paved the way for new approaches to medical care and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Lejeune was dedicated to improving the lives of those with Down syndrome and advocated for their full integration into society.
Lejeune was a staunch defender of the unborn and believed that every life was sacred from conception to natural death.
He was a leading voice in the pro-life movement, advocating for the protection of the unborn and condemning practices such as abortion and embryonic stem cell research.
In addition to his scientific contributions, Lejeune also served as an example of faith in action.
He believed that science and faith were not in conflict, but rather complemented each other. He viewed his work as a scientist as a way to better understand the mysteries of God’s creation and to serve humanity.
Lejeune’s faith also inspired his advocacy for the disabled and marginalized.
He believed that every person, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, was created in the image and likeness of God and was deserving of respect and dignity. He worked tirelessly to promote this message and to improve the lives of those who were often overlooked by society.
In recognition of his contributions to the field of genetics and his commitment to the sanctity of life, Lejeune was appointed as the first president of the Pontifical Academy for Life by Pope John Paul II in 1994.
This appointment was a testament to Lejeune’s dedication to the Church and to his tireless work on behalf of the vulnerable.
Jerome Lejeune was a brilliant scientist, a devout Catholic, and a tireless advocate for the dignity of all human life. His legacy continues to inspire and guide us in our efforts to protect and defend the most vulnerable among us.
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Here is a prayer for the intercession of Ven. Jérôme Lejeune:
Heavenly Father, we come before you to seek the intercession of your servant, Jerome Lejeune. We thank you for the gift of his life and for the many contributions he made to the field of genetics and to the pro-life movement. We ask that you grant us the grace to follow his example of dedication to science and faith, and his commitment to defending the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
We pray that you may grant us the favor we seek through his intercession, [mention your intention here], if it is in accordance with your holy will. We trust in your infinite mercy and goodness, and we ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints in heaven, including Jerome Lejeune.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
With ecclesiastical approval, this prayer may be recited publicly and privately, and may be included in liturgical celebrations. May the intercession of Jerome Lejeune bring us closer to God and inspire us to serve him with our whole hearts.
(With ecclesiastical approval Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris)
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