Saint Rose of Lima

God our Father, for love of you Saint Rose left the world and gave herself to a life of penance and austerity. Help us, by her prayers, so to follow the path of life on earth that we may obtain the fullness of joy in your presence 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

The Queenship of Mary

Almighty God, our Father, you have given us Mary, the Mother of your Son, to be our Mother and Queen. Grant that, supported by her prayers, we may come to the kingdom of heaven and to the glory destined for your children. 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 Pius X, pope

“We know that God recommended everyone to have a care for his neighbor. For it is not priests alone, but all the faithful without exception, who must concern themselves with the interests of God and souls….” ~Pope Pius X

Lord God, you filled Pope Saint Pius with wisdom and gave him the strength of an apostle to defend the Catholic faith and to renew all things in Christ. Grant that we may follow his example and teaching, and so come to our reward 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 Bernard of Clairvaux

What we love we shall come to resemble.” ~St. Bernard

Lord God, you made Saint Bernard burn with zeal for your house, and gave him grace to enkindle and enlighten others in your Church. Grant that by his prayer we may be filled with the same spirit and always live as children of the light. 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 John Eudes

“The Christian life is a continuation and completion of the life of Christ in us. We should be so many Christs here on earth, continuing His life and His works, laboring and suffering in a holy and divine manner in the spirit of Jesus.” ~St. John Eudes

Almighty God and Father, you gave Saint John Eudes the wonderful grace of making known the inexhaustible riches of Christ. Help us, by his example and teaching, to grow in knowledge of you, and to live faithfully by the light of the gospel. 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

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lord God, you have prepared for those who love you what no eye has seen, no ear has heard. Fill our hearts with your love, so that, loving you above all and in all, we may attain your promises which the heart of man has not conceived. 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

Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, pray for us

Grant us, Lord, we pray, the joy of continued health of mind and body: and through the intercession of Blessed Mary ever-virgin, free us of this present sadness and fill us with eternal joy. 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 Stephen of Hungary

Almighty God, under the reign of Stephen as king, the Church in his country increased in numbers and strength. Grant that he may continue to defend your Church from his place 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

The Assumption of Mary

Almighty, ever-living God, you have taken the mother of your Son, the immaculate Virgin Mary, body and soul into the glory where you dwell. Keep our hearts set on heaven so that, with her, we may share in your glory. 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 Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr

All-powerful, ever-living God, you gave Saint Maximilian Kolbe the courage to witness to the Gospel of Christ even to the point of giving his life for it. By his prayers, help us to endure all suffering for love of you and to seek you with all our hearts, for you alone are the source of life. 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