Saint Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, from whom all good things come: Thou didst call Ignatius of Loyola to the service of thy Divine Majesty and to find thee in all things. Inspired by his example and strengthened by his companionship, may we labour without counting . . . → Read More: Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Recent Newsletters

Here are the most recent newsletters:

St Stephen’s News XXX No 27 July 23rd St Stephen’s News XXX No 28 July 30th St Stephen’s News XXX No 29 August 5th

Back issues of the newsletter are available in our library.

Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

St Mary and St Martha

Christ in the House of Mary and Martha by Jan Vermeer (1623—1675)

Merciful Saviour, who didst love Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus, blessing their home with thy sacred presence: Help us, we beseech thee, to choose that better part which shall not be taken away from us, that we may grow in grace and . . . → Read More: Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

On the Kalendar: Saint Peter in Chains and Lammas

Benjamin West St. Peter Released from Prison

“On the Kalendar” is a series examining some of the lesser known feast days on the Kalendar.

St. Peter Released from Prison, by Benjamin West (1738–1820). From Wikimedia.

We start off On the Kalendar with a two-fer: There are two interesting feast days celebrated on August 1st. The first is Saint Peter in . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Saint Peter in Chains and Lammas

Saint Samson of Dol

Y Ddraig Goch

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Samson to be a Bishop in the Church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word, and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: Saint Samson of Dol

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Anne

The Education of the Virgin, with Saint Joachim, Saint Anne, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577—1640)

O Lord God, who in the deep counsels of thy mercy didst entrust to Saint Anne the preparation of the Blessed Virgin for her most holy calling: Bestow upon all mothers such godliness and . . . → Read More: Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint James the Great, Apostle

Saint James the Greater, by Rembrandt

Saint James the Greater, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669)

Grant, O merciful God, that, as thine holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be . . . → Read More: Saint James the Great, Apostle

Saint Thomas à Kempis

Thomas von Kempen JS

A contemporary portrait of St Thomas à Kempis, painted by an anonymous painter eleven years before Thomas’s death.

Holy Father, who hast nourished and strengthened thy Church by the inspired writings of thy servant Thomas a Kempis: Grant that we may learn from him to know what is necessary to be known, to love . . . → Read More: Saint Thomas à Kempis

Saint Mary Magdalene

Paolo Veronese The Conversion of Mary Magdalene

The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and mind, and called her to be a witness of his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities and know thee in . . . → Read More: Saint Mary Magdalene