Defender of the Faith

November 16, 2023

Dear Saint Hugh of Lincoln,
as Bishop and shepherd of the faithful,
your virtues shone brightly as you labored
for the honor of God and the salvation of souls.
To obtain Divine aid in the many needs,
You took refuge in prayer, fasting, and other penances.
When tempted, you called upon the Blessed Virgin,
obtaining strength, that you could withstand temptations.
The sacrifice of Holy Mass you performed with devotion,
that several times you received the grace to see the Lord
in the form of a lovely child, in the Holy Eucharist.
Saint Hugh, defender of the faith, you would rather die
than renounce your calling to serve.
I ask you today to intercede before God on my behalf,
that I may obtain the intentions that I seek.