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Confession of Saint Patrick

St_Patrick 17th March www.thecalltofatima.comConfession of Saint Patrick

“I, Patrick, a sinner, am the most uncultivated and the least of all the faithful, and am held in contempt by many. Yet, though I am imperfect in many things I wish my brethern to know what manner of man I am, that they may be able to understand the desire of my soul: to render somewhat to the Lord for His so great benefits.

…I was brought captive to Ireland- I was at that time about sixteen years of age and I paid no heed to the living God. I was brought captive with so many thousands of persons according to our deserts, because we turned away from God and kept not His Commandments, and were not obedient to His priests, who admonished us about our salvation.

I was as a stone lying in a deep mire but He that is mighty came and in His mercy lifted me, and indeed raised me up again and placed me on the top of the wall.

In the land of my captivity I sought Him in earnest- and there I found Him. The love of God and the fear of Him increased more and more, and my faith grew. In a single day I prayed as often as a hundred times, and by night almost as frequently, even while I was in the woods and on the mountain.

…But He knows that exceedingly do I desire to drink of His chalice- yet may it never happen to me from my God that I should ever lose His people…

I beseech whosoever shall have deigned to look at this document, which Patrick, the sinner, unlearned as is manifest, wrote in Ireland.

Let no one ever say that it was I in my ignorance who did whatever little I have done or taught, that is pleasing to God. Let it be most truly believed that it was the gift of God. And this is my confession before I die”.

Prayer to St Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland St Patrick's Day shamrock www.thecalltofatima.com

Most glorious Saint Patrick,
Bishop and Confessor,
chosen by the Almighty to be the Apostle of Ireland,
we, the children of those to whom you preached the Faith of Christ,
never to be renounced,
hail you as the wonderful instrument of God’s mercy
for the obtaining of our eternal salvation.

Most glorious Apostle and Patron of our island,
submit to the Almighty our every temporal and spiritual want,
that through your intercession,
we may be relieved, in all our necessities through life,
and when called from this world to the glory of God,
we may, to your honour,
be found worthy of the faith that is within us,
and of eternal salvation.
Through Christ our Lord.

                                                Amen.

Prayer for the Church in Ireland

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, Co.MayoPrayer for the Church in Ireland

God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland, our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

Amen.

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