The BreadCast
Daily Exposition of the Readings of Catholic Mass, from the book 'Our Daily Bread' by James H. Kurt (now with Chanted Verses, and added text of Prayer for the Day). Additional cast - SaintsCast, entries from the book 'Prayers to the Saints' (also by James Kurt). Both books bear imprimatur.

O first of souls to shed blood,

whose sacrifice began the great persecution,

you indeed handed your bodies over

to torture,

to the mad king of this dark world,

but everlasting reward you have gained

for yourselves and for the Church;

your robes washed clean

in the blood of the Lamb,

you served to nourish the growth

of the people of God –

pray your holy offering

shall always be remembered,

that the Church in this day

and in all days

may be blessed by your witness

of faith,

that you might light our path to Heaven

until our crucified Lord returns again

to gather all of faith and courage

into His redeeming arms.

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Category:Saints -- posted at: 3:00pm EST