Saint Edmund

 
Saint Edmund painting

 

Opening Prayer for Mass for the Feast of Saint Edmund, 16th November.

 

“God of justice,

by whose grace Bishop Saint Edmund of Abingdon

was vigilant for the cause of integrity in public office

and discipline in religious life,

grant, we pray you,

that your Church may have that same spirit of constancy,

and be fearless in proclaiming

the righteousness that you demand of all.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.”

Edmund

© The British Library

The illustration above shows an extract from the Litany of the Saints in ‘The Oscott Psalter’ (c 1265) including the name of Saint Edmund. This manuscript was produced just twenty years after the canonisation of Edmund.