23 September 2009

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

O Almighty God, who hast compassed us about with so great a cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the prayers and good example of thy servant St. Pio of Pietrelcina, may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at length, through thy mercy, we may with him attain to thine eternal joy; through Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.