January 12 – Saint Benedict Biscop

Saint Benedict Biscop

God my Creator, after Saint Benedict made a pilgrimage to Rome, he added Roman elements of worship to English liturgies and thus became the patron saint of musicians and painters. I seek his intercession for the musicians at church, the people in charge of liturgical environment, and the creative thinkers who offer ideas for change; may everything they do glorify You, O God. I also ask him to pray for the songwriters, singers and artists who evangelize through their talents, and for those who still need conversion. May we all use our talents for the building up of Your Kingdom. Saint Benedict, pray for us. Amen.

Quotes for Today

Blessed Alfonso Maria Mazurek (1891-1944, martyr)
Feast day January 12

quoteAll our sanctity and perfection consists in conforming ourselves to the will of God, which is the sole and supreme rule of perfection and of holiness.”

Saint Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167, abbot)
Feast day January 12

quoteCharity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man’s entire relation to God and to his neighbor.”

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700)
Feast day January 12

quoteOur Lady’s love is like a stream that has its source in the Eternal Fountains, quenches the thirst of all, can never be drained, and ever flows back to its Source.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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