Prayer to St. Benedict

July 11, 2022

O exalted Father St. Benedict,
guide and patriarch of the monastic life,
you are the hope and consolation
of all who cry to you from their inmost heart.
To your holy patronage I humbly recommend myself.
To you do I pray, to you do I cry, O sweetest Master!

O loving Father, I most ardently ask you,
never permit me to be separated from God,
but pray that I may attain to the communion of saints,
to the happy vision of my Lord, that with you
and the numerous choirs of spiritual sons and daughters,
I may rejoice forever and ever.
This grant me, O Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with the Father
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

Amen.