Saint Osmund

Celtic Cross

O God of grace, who didst turn the thoughts of thy servant Saint Osmund from the cares of this world to the right ordering of thy worship: We humbly beseech thee that thy people, ever standing in the old paths and guided by the Holy Spirit, may offer unto thee an acceptable sacrifice of . . . → Read More: Saint Osmund

Saint Swithun of Winchester

Celtic Cross

Most gracious God, who didst glorify the Church by the life and labours of thy holy Bishop Saint Swithun: Send down, we beseech thee, showers of blessing upon thy people, that they may grow in grace, and in the knowledge and love of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth . . . → Read More: Saint Swithun of Winchester

Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Trinity VII

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Trinity VII, July 15th, 2018, is now available in our library of podcasts.

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Translation of Saint Benedict

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: Give us grace, following the teaching and example of thy servant Benedict, to walk with loving prayers; and prosper with . . . → Read More: The Translation of Saint Benedict

Independence Day

Fourth of July fireworks behind the Washington Monument 1986

Fourth of July fireworks behind the Washington Monument, 1986. Photo by SSgt Lono Kollars, USAF. From Wikimedia.

O Eternal God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness . . . → Read More: Independence Day

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation (Four Augustinian Canon Regulars Meditating Beside an Open Grave)

Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin mother of thine incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping thy word: Grant us who honour the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to thy will; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Julius and Saint Aaron

Aerial view of Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre

Aerial view of Caerleon’s Roman amphitheatre, site of the martyrdom of Saint Julius and Saint Aaron. From Wikipedia.

Almighty god, by whose grace and power thy holy Martyrs Julius and Aaron triumphed over suffering, and despised death: Grant, we beseech thee, that enduring hardness, and waxing valiant in fight, we may with them . . . → Read More: Saint Julius and Saint Aaron

The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Sacrament of the Last Supper, 1955

The Sacrament of the Last Supper, by Salvador Dalí (1904–1989).

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst appoint thine only–begotten Son to be the Redeemer of the world, and didst vouchsafe to be appeased by his Blood: grant, we beseech thee, that by our solemn service, we may so venerate the Price of our . . . → Read More: The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.