Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Prayer to St. Patrick

O Glorious St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland! I praise, bless, and glorify God for thy sanctity, thy zeal, thy charity, thy labours and the success of thy labours. I thank thee, O great St. Patrick, for watching over and preserving the faith of the Irish people. O dearest St. Patrick! heed not the unworthiness of thy children, but continue, in the future as in the past, to pray for them. O glorious Apostle, St. Patrick, guard and preserve, to the Day of Judgment, the purity of the faith and morals of thy people in every land and in every clime. O beloved St. Patrick! obtain from God that Erin, our dear country, may become again what she formerly was, "the Island of Saints and Scholars". Amen.

O Glorious St. Brigid, Patroness of Ireland, Mother of the Churches, protect the Irish Church and preserve the True Faith in every Irish heart at home and abroad. Obtain for us all the grace to walk faithfully in the path of Christian perfection during life, so to secure a happy death, with life everlasting in thy blessed company. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

1 comment:

Immaculata-Helvetia said...

From: The Little Treasury of Leaflets, Vol. IV., with prayers at Mass and numerous devotional exercises, M. H. Gill & Sons, Ltd., Dublin
Nihil obstat: Joannes Waters, Censor Theol. Deput.
Imprimi potest: ! Gulielmus, Archiep. Dublinen. Hiberniae Primas, Dublin, die 30 Junii, 1914