Saint Dyfrig

November 14: Saint Dyfrig

Grant, Lord, that as the blessed abbot and bishop Dyfrig laboured in his care for many churches, yet left all to seek you in solitude, so may we combine devotion to duty with frequent renewal in holy recollection and prayer. We ask 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

Our Guide and Leader

Almighty Father, let your light so penetrate our minds that, walking in your commandments, we may always follow you, our leader and guide. 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

All Saints of Wales

We pray, O Lord, that we who celebrate the glory of the Saints of Wales may be enriched with your abundant grace, just as you have fostered the life of your Church by such examples of holiness, worship and mutual charity. 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 John Duns Scotus

Lord God, light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who gave Blessed John Duns Scotus to your Church to feed your flock by his teaching and form them by his example, grant that by his intercessions we may keep the faith which he taught and follow in the way he walked. 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

A Heap of Rubble

“The Sermon on the Mount judges us all, for it shows us our evil fruits by which the evil tree is recognized. The good fruit of the deed and the new love for all that flows from the heart is what marks the new life spoken of in the Sermon on the Mount. Where these words of Jesus become life and action, there is God’s firm building, which cannot be overthrown even in the final catastrophe. Where his words do not become action, the only thing that can be expected is a heap of rubble—which is what human deeds truly are.“ ~Eberhard Arnold, Salt & Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount

All Saints of Africa

Father in heaven, Creator of all that is good, in your great love you looked on the peoples of Africa and raised up many men and women outstanding in holiness. Grant us your grace more abundantly as we keep their feast and rejoice in the wonders that you worked in their life. Let their example and prayers help us become living witnesses of your peace and abundance of life here on earth until the day when we shall be their fellow-citizens in heaven. We ask 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

All Saints of Ireland

Lord, grant us your grace more abundantly as we keep the festival of all the saints of Ireland: we rejoice to be their fellow pilgrims on earth; may we merit to be their fellow citizens 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

Alive in Christ

“When are we living in Christ? When we live according to His Gospel and His Church. For He Himself, and not only His Gospel, is in the Church with all of His perfections and virtues. The Church is the eternally living Body of the God-man Christ. In her we find the medium of the holy mysteries. In her we find the means of holy good deeds. Our Lord Jesus Christ abides inseparable from the Church in this world. He abides with each member of the Church throughout all ages. He has His entire self for us in the Church, and continually gives Himself to us entirely, so that we might be enabled to live in this world as He lived.” ~Saint Justin Popovich

Saint Charles Borromeo

Preserve in the midst of your people, we ask, O Lord, the spirit with which you filled the Bishop Saint Charles Borromeo, that your Church may be constantly renewed and, by conforming herself to the likeness of Christ, may show his face to the world. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. 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