May 4, 2018

Feast of San Floriano di Lorch

Viva San Floriano!
May 4th is the Feast Day of San Floriano di Lorch (St. Florian), martyr. Patron saint of firemen, chimneysweeps, inkeepers and brewers he is invoked against fires and floods. In commemoration I’m posting a Prayer to St. Florian for Firefighters. The accompanying photo was taken at Saint Ephrem Church (929 Bay Ridge Parkway.) in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.
Prayer to St. Florian for Firefighters
O, Almighty God, whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe, watch over all Firefighters. Protect them from harm in the performance of their duty to fight fire, save lives, and preserve property. We pray, help them to keep our homes and all buildings safe day and night. We recommend them to Your loving care because their duty is dangerous. Grant them Your unending strength and courage in their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave persons. Grant them Your Almighty protection and unite them safely with their families after duty has ended. Amen.