Monday, September 26, 2016

Feast of our North American Martyrs

We were first introduced to the traditional Latin Mass at the North American Martyrs FSSP parish in Seattle. I love how they've grown! Check out their new website and beautiful photographs. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see a brief history of the martyrs. Detailed biography here. Today is the combined feast days of: Saint Rene Goupil, Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint John de Lalande, Saint Anthony Daniel, Saint John de Brebeuf, Saint Gabriel Lalemant, Saint Charles Garnier, Saint Noel Chabanel.
Protect our land, O heavenly patrons, which you have bedewed with the rich treasure of your blood. Watch over our Catholic Faith which you helped to establish in this new land. Bring all our fellow citizens to a knowledge and love of the truth. Make us zealous in spreading abroad a knowledge of Catholic teachings, so that we may continue and perfect the work which you have begun with so much labor and suffering. Pray for our homes, our schools, our missions; for vocations, for the conversion of sinners, the return of those who have wandered from the fold, and the perseverance of all the faithful. Amen.


Faith E. Hough said...

Happy feast day! Have you ever been to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs? I used to live very close to there, and it was always awe-inspiring to stand on the same ground as such courageous men (and St. Kateri, as well)!

Vijaya said...

I've never been to the shrine, Faith. Now that we live on the East Coast, I do hope we'll make some road trips up North. There is definitely something wonderful being on the same ground as these holy people.