The Venerable Bede

O God, who bring light to your Church through the learning of the Venerable Bede, your holy Priest, mercifully grant that your servants may always be enlightened by his wisdom and helped by his merits. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Friday, Easter V

“A flower of a rose does not make a sound, but its fragrance disperses far in silence … So all Christians must live!” ~St. Theophan the Recluse

Thursday, Easter V

“So, brothers and sisters, come all to the church of God. Here you will be pleased with the word of God, which is better than gold and gemstones; here during the Divine liturgy you will be pleased with the saving recalls of the life of our Savior; here you will glorify God together with cherubims and seraphims; here, finally, you will commune with God as close as possible through His Blood and Body. Amen.” ~Saint John Chrysostom

Saint Christopher Magallanes and Companions

Almighty and eternal God, who made the Priest Saint Christopher Magallanes and his companions faithful to Christ the King even to the point of martyrdom, grant us, through their intercession, that, persevering in confession of the true faith, we may always hold fast to the commandments of your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Friday, Easter IV

“Do we realize the infinite possibilities of grace which lie hidden in the Tabernacle? Jesus only awaits our coming: and even before we have begun to beg His help, He has opened the treasures of His Sacred Heart and filled our hands with precious gifts. What monarch ever rewarded his subjects as Jesus repays us for the little trouble it costs us to visit Him even for one short moment.” ~Fr. Willie Doyle

Saint Brendan the Navigator

O God, who helped Saint Brendan navigate the seas in his eagerness to spread the Gospel, grant us, at his intercession, on our journey through life to set our course according to your peace and bring us to the harbor we desire in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Isidore the Farmer

Lord God, all creation is yours, and you call us to serve you by caring for the gifts that surround us. May the example of Saint Isidore urge us to share our food with the hungry and to work for the salvation of mankind. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Matthias, Apostle

Lord God, you chose Saint Matthias by lot to complete the number of the twelve apostles. By his prayer, include us among your chosen ones, since we rejoice to see that the lot marked out for us is your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Our Lady of Fatima

Lord God, give to your people the joy of continual health in mind and body. With the prayers of the Virgin Mary to help us, guide us through the sorrows of this life to eternal happiness in the life to come. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saturday, Easter III

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” ~Jesus Christ (Luke 6:32-36)