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ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

ST EDWARD, KING AND CONFESSOR – MEMORIAL: OCTOBER 13

Edward, called the Confessor, nephew of St Edward, king and Martyr, was he last of the Anglo-Saxon kings. When he was ten years old, the Danes, who were then devastating England, sought him out to kill him. He was forced to flee into exile to the court of his uncle, the Duke of Normandy, where his innocence of life won the admiration of all.

HE WAS FORCED TO FLEE INTO EXILE

The tyrants who robbed his brothers of their lives and their kingdom were eventually overthrown, and Edward was recalled to his country. There he devoted himself to removing all traces of havoc wrought by the enemy, beginning with the sacred temples of God.

HE FORESAW MUCH OF ENGLAND’S FUTURE HISTORY BY DIVINE INSPIRATION¬†

He was famous for the gift of prophecy and foresaw much of England’s future history by divine inspiration. He had a very special devotion to St John the Evangelist, and on the day predicted by that saint, he died a most holy death, namely on the Nones of January, in the year of salvation 1066. Pope Alexander III enrolled him among the saints.

PRAYER:

O God, who crowned blessed King Edward with the glory of eternity, grant us, we beseech you, so to venerate him on earth that we may be worthy to reign with him in heaven. Through our Lord…

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

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PRAYER TO ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

PRAYER TO ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR (MEMORIAL: 13 OCTOBER)

Lord,

you raised Saint Edward, king and confessor,

to excel in good government and faithful service.

May these ideals survive and flourish among us

through his prayers.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

 
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PRAYER TO ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

Lord,
you raised Saint Edward, king and confessor,
to excel in good government and faithful service.
May these ideals survive and flourish among us
through his prayers.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

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