The Ascension Day

Jesus ascending to Heaven

Ascension by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout the Octave.

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only–begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither . . . → Read More: The Ascension Day

The Conversion of Saint Augustine

Tolle Lege, by Benozzo Gozzoli

St Augustine Reading the Epistle of St Paul (Conversion of Augustine of Hippo [Tolle Lege]), by Benozzo Gozzoli. Fresco in an Aspidal Chapel, Sant’Agostino, San Gimignano.

Renew in thy Church, we pray, O Lord, that spirit with which thou hast endowed thy Bishop Saint Augustine; that, filled with the same spirit, we may thirst . . . → Read More: The Conversion of Saint Augustine