June 17 – Saint Botulph


listenBlessed Holy Spirit, Saint Botulph (d.680)  is the patron saint of Boston, because he founded a monastery in the old country in a place that came to be called “Botulph’s town” or “Botolphston” and this later was shortened to “Boston”.  He was widely known as being blessed with Your grace.   I ask him to pray for all the residents of Boston, as well as the people of the place where I live. Inspire us, O Lord, and fill our homes with Your presence, so that our city may be protected from evil.  Send in a legion of holy angels to guard and to guide the leaders, the Christians, and the needy.  Saint Botulph, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Blessed Marie-Joseph Cassant (1878-1903)
Feast day June 17

quoteLet us never dare to equate the Sacrifice of the Mass with earthly things.”


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

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