August 31 – Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Saint Raymond Nonnatus

listenDear God, Saint Raymond Nonnatus (1204-1240) spent his inheritance paying the ransom for Christians who had been enslaved and even traded himself to set others free.  Because he miraculously survived his birth as his mother died, he is a patron saint for pregnancies.  I ask him to pray for the safe delivery of the unborn children of my family, neighborhood and church.  Holy Spirit, touch those who are considering abortion and give them the courage to bring their babies to term.  Bless all mothers as they make sacrifices for their families.  Pour Your generosity upon the families graced with many children.  Saint Raymond, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quotePrayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul’s language.”


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

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