Lent II



The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts...

Saint David



Bishop and Confessor. 

Holy David, Patron of Wales, is one of the most celebrated of the British Saints. But in the absence of authentic records, there now remaineth of his life little more than the glorious memory of his holiness and of his labours...

Lenten Feria



The Collect.

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest...

Saint Gabriel of our Lady of Sorrows




Gabriel, born at Assisi in Umbria, and called Francis in memory of his seraphic fellow-townsman, was a favourite of all his friends in his early youth because of his happy disposition. During that time he shewed no signs of a religious...