Saturday, July 11, 2009

Feast of Saint Benedict

Today we as we honor St. Benedict I am reminded of the St. Benedict Medals hanging in the four corners of our home. A dear friend of ours shared this devotion with us years ago.
Our home has been blessed, more than once, by dear priests.
We need our homes to be places of peace and prayer - Domestic Churches.
Evann over at Homeschool Goodies shares this awesome prayer with us.
Prayer To St. Benedict

O glorious St. Benedict, sublime model of all virtues, pure vessel of God’s grace! Behold me, humbly kneeling at thy feet. I implore thy loving heart to pray for me before the throne of God. To thee I have recourse in all the dangers which daily surround me. Shield me against my enemies, inspire me to imitate thee in all things. May thy blessing be with me always, so that I may shun whatever God forbids and avoid the occasions of sin.

Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces of which I stand so much in need, in the trials, miseries and afflictions of life. Thy heart was always so full of love, compassion, and mercy towards those who were afflicted or troubled in any way. Thou didst never dismiss without consolation and assistance any one who had re-course to thee. I therefore invoke thy powerful intercession, in the confident hope that thou wilt hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I so earnestly implore (mention it), if it be for the greater glory of God and the welfare of my soul.

Help me, O great St. Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to be ever submissive to His holy will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.

Saint Benedict ~ Pray For Us!


Evann said...

Thanks for the mention, Lori! Many years ago, we buried St. Benedict medals in the outer 4 corners of our property. I put the medals in plastic baggies -- each with with a Miracuous Medal and an old scapular. We have been blessed and protected.

Marie said...

We have St. Benedict medals hung next to our front and back doors. Thank you for the great post!

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