The English Martyrs

Almighty God, who in every country raise up martyrs from every walk of life to vindicate the authority of Your Church in teaching and worship, grant through their intercession, we pray, that all people may be gathered once again to celebrate the same sacraments under the one Shepherd, Jesus Christ Your Son. Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Easter Sunday, Week IV

Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Athanasius

Almighty, ever-living God and Father, you raised up Saint Athanasius as the great champion of your Son’s divinity. Through the doctrine and patronage of your saint, in which we rejoice, let our knowledge and love of you grow ever deeper and stronger. 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 Joseph the Worker

Saint Joseph the Worker

Lord God and Creator of the universe, you imposed on mankind the law of work. Give us grace, by Saint Joseph’s example and at his intercession, to finish the works you give us to do, and to come to the rewards you promise. 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 Catherine of Siena

“Oh, abyss of love! What heart can help breaking when it sees such a dignity as Yours descend to such loving us as our humanity? We are Your image, and You have become ours, by this union which You have accomplished with man, veiling the Eternal Deity with the cloud of woe, and the corrupted clay of Adam. For what reason?–Love. Wherefore, You, O God, have become man, and man has become God.” ~Saint Catherine of Siena


Almighty God, you made Saint Catherine of Siena a contemplative lover of the Lord’s sufferings and an ardent servant of your church. Grant through her prayer that your people may be united to Christ in his mystery, and rejoice for ever in the revelation of his 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

Easter Monday, Week III

To live in the light of resurrection–that is what Easter means.
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Saint Mark the Evangelist

O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Lord God, you crowned Saint Fidelis with a martyr’s death, when, filled with your love, he was preaching the faith. Let our lives be rooted in love, so that with him, and by his prayer, we may know the power of God’s resurrection. 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 George

Proclaiming your glory, Lord, we humbly ask that as Saint George imitated Christ in his passion, so he may be a ready helper in our weakness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen