Mosaic of Saint Patrick in Leeds Cathedral
A PRAYER TO ST. PATRICK.
O glorious St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland ! I praise,
bless, and glorify God for thy sanctity, thy zeal, thy
charity, thy labours, and the success of thy
I thank thee, O great St. Patrick, for watching over,
and preserving the faith of the Irish
people. O dearest
St. Patrick ! heed not the unworthiness of thy children;
but continue, in the future
as in the past, to pray for them.
O glorious Apostle, St. Patrick, guard and preserve, to
the Day of Judgment,
the purity of the faith and morals
of thy people in every land and in every clime. O beloved
! obtain from God that Erin, our dear country,
may become again what she formerly was, "THE ISLAND
SAINTS AND SCHOLARS." Amen.
Source: "St. Patrick:
His Life, His Heroic Virtues,
His Labours, and the Fruits of His Labours",
By Very Rev. Dean Kinane, P.P., V.G., Cashel,
Pages 273-274, Imprimatur 1920 A.D.