Thomas Ken

NPG 1821; Thomas Ken by F. Scheffer

Thomas Ken by F. Scheffer (fl. 1700–1710). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Thomas Ken grace and courage to bear witness to the truth before rulers and kings: Give us also thy strength that, following his example, we may constantly defend what is right, boldly reprove what is . . . → Read More: Thomas Ken

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop

Thomas Cranmer by Gerlach Flicke

Portrait of Thomas Cranmer, by Gerlach Flicke (1495–1558). From Wikimedia

Merciful God, who through the work of Thomas Cranmer didst renew the worship of thy Church by restoring the language of the people, and through whose death didst reveal thy power in human weakness: Grant that by thy grace we may always worship . . . → Read More: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop

Saint Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino

Totila e San Benedetto

Totila e San Benedetto (King Totila of the Goths tests St Benedict), by Spinello Aretino (1350–1410). From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Enable us, after the teaching and example of thy servant Saint Benedict, to walk as one family in the excellent paths of . . . → Read More: Saint Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino