May 5, 2013

Feast of Sant'Angelo Martire

Viva Sant'Angelo!
(Photo by New York Scugnizzo)
May 5th is the Feast Day of Sant'Angelo Martire (Saint Angelo the Martyr), patron Saint of Licata, a city in the province of Agrigento, Sicily. To commemorate the occasion I'm posting a Prayer to Saint Angelo. The accompanying photo of the Saint was taken at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary–Saint Stephen RCC, located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Prayer to Saint Angelo

O glorious St. Angelo, mirror of all heroic virtues, we rely on you. Support our faith, our hope and inflame our desire to copy your virtues in order to give glory to God. Remember, O powerful advocate, your Licata and all Licatesi, at home and scattered around the world, who look to you always as a pillar of strength. Continue to protect us from the scourge and to implore all your devotees to greet the joy of divine mercy. Amen