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PRAYER TO STS CORNELIUS AND CYPRIAN

16 Sep

ST CORNELIUS AND ST CYPRIAN, MEMORIAL: SEPTEMBER 16th

St Cyprian was born in Carthage in 210, and became its bishop in 249. At a time of fierce persecution, he encouraged his people, and by word and example led them to understand and witness to the faith. He was martyred in 258. Cornelius became Bishop of Rome in 251, was exiled by Emperor Gallus, and died in exile in 253.

 

PRAYER:

 

God our Father,

in Saints Cornelius and Cyprian

you have given your people an inspiring example

of dedication to the pastoral ministry

and constant witness to Christ in their suffering.

May their prayers and faith give us courage

to work for the unity of your Church.

Amen.

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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Prayers to the Saints

 

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