Saint Bridget of Sweden

O Jesus! Inexhaustible Fountain of compassion, Who by a profound gesture of Love, said from the Cross: “I thirst!” suffered from the thirst for the salvation of the human race. I beg of Thee O my Saviour, to inflame in our hearts the desire to tend toward perfection in all our acts; and to extinguish in us the concupiscence of the flesh and the ardor of worldly desires. Amen*

*Prayer attributed to Saint Bridget

Saint Mary Magdalene

O God of glory and of love, Mary Magdalene stood by the cross of your Son Jesus Christ and witnessed the wonder of his Resurrection. Through her example and her prayer, inspire all those whom you have brought to new life in the waters of baptism with the zeal to proclaim the Gospel in freedom and in joy. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Thursday, July 22, 2021

St. Lawrence of Brindisi

O God, who for the glory of your name and the salvation of souls bestowed on the Priest Saint Lawrence of Brindisi a spirit of counsel and fortitude, grant, we pray, that in the same spirit, we may know what must be done and, through his intercession, bring it to completion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Apollinaris

Direct your faithful, Lord, in the way of eternal salvation, which the Bishop Saint Apollinaris showed by his teaching and martyrdom, and grant, through, his intercession, that we may so persevere in keeping your commandments as to merit being crowned with him. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Stands or Falls

“The Christian faith stands or falls with the truth of the testimony that Christ is risen from the dead.” ~Benedict XVI

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Holy Mary, pray for us.

O God, you give life to the world through the life, Death, and Resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the intercession of his Mother, grant us the light and healing he brings, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Saturday, July 17, 2021

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

God and giver of all good gifts, you have given us the Blessed Virgin Mary as a sign of the beauty of your Kingdom brought to fulfillment. Through her example and intercession, teach us the spirit of silence and prayer that enabled her to hear your word with love and serve you with fidelity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Friday, July 16, 2021

Saint Bonaventure

“If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything.” ~St. Bonaventure

O God of wisdom and of love, you inflamed Saint Bonaventure with the love of Christ, who is your wisdom and your power. Through his intercession, pour out into your Church anew each day the burning fire of the Holy Spirit to inflame all hearts with the wisdom of the cross. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, July 15, 2021.

Saint Kateri Tekawitha

O God of all nations, you called Saint Kateri to a life of prayer and to be a courageous witness to Jesus Christ. Through her example and ­intercession, inspire many young men and women to follow your Son, even when he leads them away from familiar surroundings by the beauty of the Gospel. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat Magazine, America Edition, Morning Prayer, July 14, 2021

For more information on Saint Kateri visit: https://www.katerishrine.com/st-kateri

Saint Henry

Lord, you filled Saint Henry with your love and raised him from the cares of an earthly kingdom to eternal happiness in heaven. In the midst of the changes of this world may his prayers keep us free from sin and help us on our way towards you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.
Amen