Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HWP: St. Bruno!

This past Monday was the feast of St. Bruno, founder of the Carthusians. When you hear about monks taking a vow of silence - these are those monks! Learn more about his life HERE. For now, though, enjoy this week's HWP: 

A Prayer to St. Bruno
O glorious patriarch, holy Father Bruno, look down upon us with those eyes of kindness that so often won men's hearts. Day and night as of old, thou dost hear in heaven's court the voices of thy sons upon earth joined in God's praises, linked with the angel choirs. 
Sweet Father, if our voices may reach that Throne of Majesty, we ourselves are not yet come there. Guard and guide us on that heaveward road thou hast trod before us. Thou knowest its dangers; thou knowest our weakness. Be our helper that we may keep unquenched that fire of fervor which thou didst light up so long ago. Then shall we be thy crown of glory both here and hereafter. Amen. 
O glorious St. Bruno, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death!