PRAYER TO ST MALACHY
(By St Bernard)
(Feast, November 3rd.)
O illustrious St Malachy, great was the Divine goodness in thy regard in making thee so humble in thine own eyes, and so noble in the eyes of God. Be to us, O great St Malachy! another Moses or another Elias, filling us with thy heavenly spirit. O thou light! shining in darkness, and lighting up the shadows of our land of exile by the splendour of thy miracles and the glory of thy merits, drive far from our hearts the darkness of sin.
O, morning star! outshining the rest in brightness, vouchsafe to go before us that we also may walk in the ways of light. O heavenly dawn! illumining the earth, bring us with thee to the possession of that glory that thou art now enjoying in Heaven; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, God for ever and ever. Amen.
– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916