Friday, September 01, 2006

August 31: Aidan of Lindisfarne

Today many Christiains remember Aidan of Lindisfarne who was a memorable missionary, abbot, and bishop among the Celtic people. The Book of Common Prayer provides these words of thanksgiving which you may wish to offer to God as you pause to remember the life of this wonderful saint:

O loving God, who called your servant Aidan from the peace of a Cloister to re-establish the Christian mission in northern England, and gave him the gifts of gentleness, simplicity, and strength: Grant that we, following his example, may use what you have given us for the relief of human need, and may persevere in commending the saving Gospel of our Redeemer Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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