Saint Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin, by Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787–1870). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, in a rude and barbarous age thou didst raise up thy deacon Alcuin to rekindle the light of learning: Illumine our minds, we pray, that amid the uncertainties and confusions of our own time we may shew forth thy eternal truth; through . . . → Read More: Saint Alcuin

Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

St Dunstan praying before Christ.

“St Dunstan praying before Christ”, from the Glastonbury Classbook (10th century). The kneeling monk in the lower right is believed to be a self-portrait by Dunstan, who was a famous illustrator. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, who didst raise up Saint Dunstan to restore the discipline of the Church and to be a faithful . . . → Read More: Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocentsby Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525?–1569)

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those Tatars who were deported from the Crimea by the Soviet regime. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories . . . → Read More: Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocentsby Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525?–1569)

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those Tamils who died in the Sri Lankan Civil War. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story . . . → Read More: Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day

The Third Sunday after Easter

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

Almighty God, who shewest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow . . . → Read More: The Third Sunday after Easter

Saint Joan of Arc

Joan at the Coronation of Charles VII

Joan at the Coronation of Charles VII, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780—1867). From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst endue thy servant Saint Joan with singular courage to withstand her enemies in the evil day: Grant us grace that, enduring hardness and waxing valiant in fight, we may with her receive the crown of everlasting . . . → Read More: Saint Joan of Arc

The Conversion of Saint Augustine

Conversion of Saint Augustine

Conversion of Saint Augustine, by Fra Angelico (c. 1395–1455)

Renew in thy Church, we pray, O Lord, that spirit with which thou hast endowed thy Bishop Saint Augustine; that, filled with the same spirit, we may thirst for thee, the sole fount of true wisdom, and seek thee, the author of heavenly love; through . . . → Read More: The Conversion of Saint Augustine

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

Gregory the Theologian (Gregory of Nazianzus), by Andrei Rublev (1360s–late 1420s). From Wikipedia.

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Gregory Nazianzus: Enrich it evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who by their life and doctrine may set forth to . . . → Read More: Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

Dame Julian of Norwich

Lady Julian Of Norwich

Lady Julian Of Norwich, by Stephen Reid (1873–1948).

Lord God, who in thy compassion didst grant to the Lady Julian many revelations of thy nurturing and sustaining love: Move our hearts, like hers, to seek thee above all things, for in giving us thyself thou givest us all; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who . . . → Read More: Dame Julian of Norwich