Friday, October 19, 2007

Canadian Martyrs...Oct 19

They are also known as the American Martyrs...but seeing as I am Canadian I will call them the Canadian Martyrs.
There is a shrine not too far away from me. Someday I want to go and see it.

Holy Martyrs and patrons, protect this land which you have blessed by the shedding of your blood. Renew in these days our Catholic faith which you helped to establish in this new land. Bring all our fellow citizens to a knowledge and love of the truth. Make us zealous in the profession of our faith so that we may continue and perfect the work which you have begun with so much labour and suffering. Pray for our homes, our schools, our missions, for vocations, for the conversion of sinners, the return of those who have wandered from the fold, and the perseverance of all the Faithful. And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians. Amen.

-Jesuit novena prayer to the martyrs

1 comment:

UltraCrepidarian said...

It's not too far from me either.

I wonder if there are enough Ontario catholic bloggers to have a pilgrimage day to that shrine!