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Tuesday April 21, 2020 All Day
Annually on April 21

Saint Anselm

Archbishop of Canterbury and Teacher of the Faith

d. 1109  A.D.


Portrait retrieved from "Saints, Feast, Family".



PRAYER (traditional language):

Almighty God, who didst raise up thy servant Anselm to teach The Church of his day to understand its faith in thine eternal Being, perfect justice, and saving mercy: Provide thy Church in every age with devout and learned scholars and teachers, that we may be able to give a reason for the hope that is in us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen


A Prayer of Anselm

"My God,

I pray that I may so know you and love you

that I may rejoice in you.

And if I may not do so fully in this life

let me go steadily on
to the day when I come to that fullness ...
Let me receive
That which you promised through your truth,



that my joy may be full."

A Song of Anselm

"Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you:

You are gentle with us as a mother with her children;

Often you weep over our sins and our pride:

tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement.

You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds:
in sickness you nurse us,
and with pure milk you feed us.
Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life:
by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy.
Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness:
through your gentleness we find comfort in fear.
Your warmth gives life to the dead:
your touch makes sinners righteous.
Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us:
in your love and tenderness remake us.
In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness:



for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us."

To learn about Anselm of Canterbury, click the link below.


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