Scripture Verse

The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

— Habakkuk ii:20, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer

Saint Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr

Martyrdom of St Lawrence

The Martyrdom of St Lawrence by Tintoretto (1518–1594). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

O God, who gavest grace to thy servant Laurence to be a wise guardian of the treasures of the Church, a faithful attendant upon his chief, and a bold witness in his martyrdom to the Christian faith: . . . → Read More: Saint Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr

The Name of Jesus

Ut in nomine Jesu

Cartel with the inscription “Ut in nomine Jesu omne genu flectatur coelestium, terrestrium et infernorum” (“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” Philippians 2:10) by Antonio Raggi and Leonardo Retti after a design by il Baciccio. Vault . . . → Read More: The Name of Jesus

The Transfiguration of Christ

The Transfiguration by Raphael

The Transfiguration by Raphael (1483–1520) by Raphael. Downloaded from Artist Hideout. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

O God, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only–begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistering: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may . . . → Read More: The Transfiguration of Christ

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An alchemist in his laboratory

… because Facebook is horking the way third parties connect.

An alchemist in his laboratory. From Wikimedia.

Saint Oswald, King of Northumbria and Martyr

St Oswald

St Oswald crowned as king, New York Public library manuscript. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Hear us, Almighty and everlasting God, as we keep festival this day in honour of the victorious death of thy servant Oswald beneath the shadow of the holy Cross: Enlarge our hearts with like love . . . → Read More: Saint Oswald, King of Northumbria and Martyr

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Dominic

The Perugia Altarpiece, Side Panel Depicting St Dominic

The Perugia Altarpiece, Side Panel Depicting St. Dominic by Fra Angelico (circa 1395–1455) — allposters.co.uk. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty and everlasting God, who by the blessed Saint Dominic didst gather together a great company of preachers: We beseech thee so to inspire the Church that she may teach . . . → Read More: Saint Dominic

Lammas

Harvest Scene

Harvest Scene, by George Cole (1810–1883). From Cartwell Hall Art Gallery. (c) Bradford Museums and Galleries; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

O God, who hast made heaven and earth and all that is in them: We humbly beseech thee to bless and hallow these first–fruits of wheat, and to multiply them abundantly . . . → Read More: Lammas

Saint Peter in Chains

Antonio de Bellis La liberazione di San Pietro

The Liberation of St Peter, by Antonio de Bellis. From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst deliver thine Apostle Peter from his bonds and suffer him to depart unhurt: Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to deliver us from the bonds of our sins, and of thy mercy preserve us from all evil; through Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: Saint Peter in Chains

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