Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011
Prayer to Saint Patrick
0 Blessed Apostle of Ireland!
glorious St. Patrick! who did become the father
and benefactor of that land long before my birth,
receive my prayers, and accept the sentiments of gratitude
and veneration with which my heart is filled towards you.
You are the channel of my grateful
thanksgivings to God for having granted,
through you that precious gift of faith
which is greater to us than life.
O most blessed father and patron of that country!
do not, I beseech you despise my weakness.
Remember that the cries of little children
were the mysterious indication that you did receive to go.
Listen, then, to my most humble supplications;
I unite them to the praises and blessings
which will ever follow your name and your memory
throughout the Irish Church.
I unite them to the prayers of the multitude of our ancestors,
who now enjoy eternal bliss, and owe their salvation,
under God, to your zeal and charity.
They will eternally share your glory,
because they listened to your word
and followed your example.
Ah since I am descended from saints
I will not go against them,
may I begin from this moment so to love God
with all my heart and serve Him with all my strength.
For this end, I most humbly beg your blessing,
O great St. Patrick! and your particular intercession,
for obtaining whatever grace you see to be most
necessary for me.
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