Welcome from Raymond Cardinal Burke

Raymond Cardinal Leo BurkeWelcome to the official website for the Father John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild. I hope that you will find this site helpful for learning more about the Servant of God Father John Hardon, S.J., his holiness of life, and the cause for his beatification and canonization. Among other things, you will find on this site the approved prayer for the beatification and canonization of Father Hardon, a brief biography of Father Hardon, relevant contact information for the Archive and Guild, and some photographs of the Servant of God.

I encourage you to pray the prayer for Father Hardon’s beatification and canonization, daily, entrusting to the intercession of Father Hardon your special intention. “Thank you for visiting the official website of the Archive and Guild of the Servant of God Father Hardon. I hope that you will become a regular visitor. Most of all, I hope that you will keep the intention of Father Hardon’s Cause in your daily prayers.”

– Raymond Cardinal Leo Burke

Purpose of Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild

The primary purpose of the Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild is the beatification and canonization of the Servant of God, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The guild is primarily concerned with promoting the life and heroic virtues of Fr. Hardon. This is accomplished through disseminating newsletters and maintaining a website about his life and the progress of the work of the Fr. John Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild.

Another important aspect of the work consists in gathering official testimonials from people who knew Fr. Hardon personally. These individuals provide an account of their knowledge of his life and reputation for sanctity offering any insights and anecdotes that might contribute to a more complete understanding of Fr. Hardon. The Eternal Life Apostolate of Bardstown, Kentucky is the Actor of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization. Father Hardon’s vast personal library and correspondence is housed at the Eternal Life Office and is now being organized and catalogued by Eternal Life volunteers.

Representatives of the Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild travel to Catholic conferences and religious services across the nation to disseminate information about the life and works of Fr. Hardon at events such as these. Representatives of the Archive and Guild also give brief talks about the virtues of Fr. Hardon, and distribute literature about him.