Saint Margaret, Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia

st margaret and the dragon

St Margaret and the Dragon, from Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, by Jean Bourdichon (1457 or 1459 – 1521). From Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost enkindle the flame of thy love in the hearts of thy saints: Grant to our minds the same faith and power of love: that , . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia

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

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.

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

Saint Silas

St Silas, apostle

Icon of St Stilas, Apostle. From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner–stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be mad an holy temple acceptable . . . → Read More: Saint Silas

The Translation of Saint Benedict

St Benedict medal (front)

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 thy blessing the work of our hands; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy . . . → Read More: The Translation of Saint Benedict

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity 

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity 

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

Visitation of the BVM

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mosaic from the Clyde Adoration Chapel of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

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 . . . → Read More: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mosaic from the Clyde Adoration Chapel of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

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 . . . → Read More: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary