St Padre Pio
Feast Day: 23rd September
Padre Pio, we give thanks to God for the exceptional
gifts bestowed on you in your life.
As a Capuchin Franciscan friar you were called to close
union with Christ crucified and with the Virgin Mother
of God, in whom you invited people to place their entire
confidence. You read people's hearts. You
bore the imprints of the wounds of Christ's passion.
You answered the needs of the sick with the gift of
healing. You inspired the world with a love of
the Eucharist and an appreciation of the Sacrament of
reconciliation. We pray that, through your intercession,
we may be inspired to love and serve God in our neighbour.
St Padre Pio, bring peace to our country, reunite families,
bring back to God those who have lost their way.
Grant us all the grace of perseverance. Bring
all God's people to heaven.
Pray for us, O St Padre Pio, that we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ. Amen
of St Francis
Feast Day: 4th October
the Lord bless you and keep you
May He show you His face and have mercy on you
May He look upon you and give you peace
May the Lord grant you His great blessing
to St Joseph
Feast Day: 1st May
faithful and prudent Servant, watch over our weakness
and our inexperience, obtain for us that prudence which
reminds us of our end, which directs our paths and which
protects us from every danger. Amen
O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known,
that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your
assistance, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin
of Virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you
we kneel, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the
Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions but in your
mercy, hear and answer them. Amen.
Martin de Porres
Day: 3rd November
you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our
hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion. Mindful
of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels
of society and also of your meekness and humility of
heart, we offer our petitions to you. Pour out upon
our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and
generous intercession; show to the people of every race
and every color the paths of unity and of justice; implore
from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom,
so that through mutual benevolence in God we may increase
the fruits of grace and merit the rewards of eternal
to St Patrick
Day: 17th March
our Father, you sent Saint Patrick to preach your glory to
the people of Ireland. By the help of his prayers, may all
Christians proclaim your love to all men. Grant this through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever
to St. Michael
Feast Day: 29th September
Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection
against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke
him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell, Satan and all the evil
spirits, who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls.
the love of my Lord is the essence
Of all that I love here on earth
All the beauty I see, you have given to me
And your giving is gentle as silence
Every day, every hour, every moment
Has been blessed by the strength of your love
At the turn of each tide, you are there by my side
And your touch is as gentle as silence
There've been times when I've turned from your presence
And I've walked other paths, other ways
But I've called on your name, in the dark of my shame
And your mercy was gentle as silence
said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn't ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind)
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!
Angel of God, my Guardian Dear To whom God's Love commits
Ever this day, be at my side
To Light and Guard, to Rule and Guide, Amen