Feast of Saint Bartholomew

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

Prayer to Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle

O Glorious Saint Bartholomew,
Jesus called you a person without guile
and you saw in this word a sign that
He was the Son of God and King of Israel.
Obtain for us the grace to be ever guileless
and innocent as doves.
At the same time, help us to have
your gift of faith to see the Divine hand
in the events of daily life.
May we discern the signs of the times
that lead to Jesus on earth
and will eventually unite us to Him
forever in Heaven.
Amen.