May 18: Saint John I, Pope and Martyr

Lord God, who give faithful souls their reward, you have consecrated this day to the martyrdom of Pope Saint John the First. Listen to your people’s prayer: grant that, as we honor his sanctity, we may follow his constancy in faith. 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