St. Maurice cardSt. Maurice Feast Day: September 22nd

Saint Maurice,  most blessed and honourable patron saint,

you who fought so valiantly on the battlefield of faith,

steadfastly opposed the tyranny of earthly rulers,

boldly confessed faith in the one true God,

and preferred to die by the sword rather than to betray your Lord, Jesus Christ,

pray for us.

O holy martyr and loyal soldier of Christ,

obtain for us the courage to persevere in truth,

to be a light in the darkness of the times in which we live,

and to defend the honour of the Church wherever it is opposed.

Obtain also for us the grace to endure patiently all the trials and hardships of this life,

and to carry our cross in the spirit of prayer and self-denial.

I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord.