16 February 2007

An old collect for St. Peter Martyr

Grant we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we may honor the faith of blessed Peter, Thy martyr, with fitting devotion, as he by the spread of the same faith was found worthy to obtain the palm of martyrdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, Forever and ever. Amen.

Præsta, quæsumus, omnípotens Deus : ut beáti Petri Mártyris tui fidem congrua devotióne sectemur ; qui pro ejúsdem fídei dilatatióne martyrii palmam méruit obtinére. Per Dóminum.

O God, who didst vouchsafe to blessed Peter thy Martyr to win the crown of martyrdom in the preaching of the Faith : grant, we pray thee ; that we may imitate him in all devout following of the same. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.