Prayer of the Day

Third Week of Easter – Feast of St. Comgall, Abbot

May 10th, 2014
""You have not chosen me, I have chosen you. Go and bear fruit that will last. Alleluia."" Antiphon

St. Comgall, Abbot,  born 516 in Co. Antrim.  Studied under St. Finnian of Moville and deepened his life of prayer to counteract his temptations to boredom and homesickness.  God gave him a vocation to the priesthood. He renounced his family ties and boredom to work for the love of God and neighbour and spent his life of ministry among young men in formation for the priesthood in a monastery in Bangor.  God blessed his work and life of prayer and he was rewarded by leading and helping young men to live the monastic life in Bangor and Tiree in Scotland.

Holiness is not our achievement; “In this the love of God was made manifest among us that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.  In this is love, not that we loved God,  but that he loved us.” (1 John 4 : 9)

Prayer Lord let us be witnesses of your love in us. St. Comgall pray for us. Amen