Feast of Saints Philip and James the Lesser

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Fresco in Holy Trinity Parish Church in Schwarzenberg, by Angelica Kauffmann, 1757

Prayer to Saint Philip, the Apostle

O Glorious Saint Philip,
at the Last Supper
you said to Jesus,
“Lord, show us the Father
and it will be enough for us.”
Help us to make this our prayer
also and to seek God in all things.
Obtain for us the grace to know
the Father and Jesus Christ
whom he has sent – for in this does
eternal life consist.
Amen.


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Fresco in Holy Trinity Parish Church in Schwarzenberg, by Angelica Kauffmann, 1757

Prayer to Saint James the Lesser, the Apostle

O Glorious Saint James, you were our Lord’s cousin
and at the same time his friend and follower.
You wrote that every good and perfect gift
comes to us from the Father and lights,
and that faith without works is useless.
You preached the divinity of Jesus
until your death as a martyr.
Obtain for us from the Father of lights
the great gift of a living faith
in Jesus’ divinity which will inspire us
to unstinting labor in the service of God
and our fellow human beings and
enable us to reach our heavenly destiny.
Amen.

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