Prayer for the Feast of St. Didacus

O Almighty and everlasting God,
Who by Your wonderful providence
choose the weak things of the world
to confound the strong:
be pleased to grant us Your humble servants,
that through the kindly prayers of blessed Didacus,
Your Confessor, we may become worthy
to be raised to eternal glory in Heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.


Harvest Blessing

Almighty Lord God,
You keep on giving abundance
to men in the dew of heaven,
and food out of the richness of the soil.
We give thanks to Your most gracious majesty
for the fruits of the field which we have gathered.
We beg of You, in Your mercy, to bless our harvest,
which we have received from Your generosity.
Preserve it, and keep it from all harm.
Grant, too, that all those whose desires You
have filled with these good things
may be happy in Your protection.
May they praise Your mercies forever,


Dear Jesus,
Sometimes, I get caught up in the dos and don'ts
of religious practice.
It comes to feel almost too mechanical.
I don't think that is what You want.
You criticized the Pharisees for being too concerned
with the details of the law while forgetting its purpose.
Help me to be a reflection of Your love
so that I can become a more faithful and loving person.


— By a Columban Missionary

Prayer of St. Charles Borromeo

O Holy Mother of God,
pray for the priests
your Son has chosen to serve the church.
Help them by your intercession,
to be holy, zealous and chaste.
Make them models of virtue
in the service of God’s people.
Help them to be prayerful in meditations,
effective in preaching, and enthusiastic
in the daily offering of the holy sacrifice of the Mass.
Help them to administer the sacraments with joy.


Prayer to St. Martin De Porres

O God, who has given us in Your humble Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the model of all virtue and perfection, 
Grant to us the virtue of humility.

We think so little of You 
because we are so full of ourselves.

We cannot love You more until humility shows us
our own nothingness and makes us rejoice
in our complete Dependence upon You.

You have given to the world a glorious apostle of humility:
St. Martin De Porres.

All Souls Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, on this day we pray
for all our loved ones who have died.
Thank you for the memories and the lives
we shared with them on earth.
May they be at peace in Your loving arms
for all eternity.
May our memories of then deepen our faith,
strengthen our hope and increase our love of You
so that one day we, too, may enter your Holy Kingdom.