Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Thomas More

22 June
patron saint of adopted children, patron saint of diocese of Arlington, Virginia, patron saint of civil servants, patron saint of court clerks, patron saint of difficult marriages, patron saint of large families, patron saint of lawyers, patron saint of diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida, patron saint of politicians, patron saint of politicos, patron saint of statesmen, patron saint of step-parents, patron saint of widowers

Prayer to Saint Thomas More

Dear Scholar and Martyr, it was not the King of England but you who were the true Defender of the Faith. Like Christ unjustly condemned, neither promises nor threats could make you accept a civil ruler as head of the Christian Church. Perfect in your honesty and love of truth, grant that lawyers and judges may imitate you and achieve true justice for all people. Amen.

Prayer of Saint Thomas More

Give me the grace to long for Your holy sacraments, and especially to rejoice in the presence of Your body, sweet Savior Christ, in the holy sacrament of the altar. Amen.

Saint Thomas More

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