21 January 2018

A novena for the Martyred Sovereigns


IN the sight of the unwise he seemed to die and his departure was taken for misery; but he is in peace.

Let us pray.

BLESSED Lord, in whose sight the death of thy saints is precious; We magnify thy name for that abundant grace bestowed upon our late Martyred Sovereigns; by which they were enabled so cheerfully to follow the steps of their blessed Master and Saviour, in a constant meek suffering of all barbarous indignities, and at last resisting unto blood; and even then, according to the same pattern, praying for their murderers. Let their memory, O Lord, be ever blessed among us, that we may follow the example of their patience, and charity. And grant, that our Lands may be freed from the vengeance of their blood, and thy mercy glorified in the forgiveness of our sins: and all for Jesus Christ’s sake.