Our Morning Offering – 5 March – Friday of the Second week of Lent
A Lenten Prayer
By St Pope Pius V (1504-1572)
Look with favour, Lord,
on Your household.
though our flesh be humbled
by abstinence from food,
our souls, hungering after You,
may be resplendent in Your sight.
St Pius V is the Pope of the Council of Trent, the Counter Reformation, the excommunication of Elizabeth I for Heresy and persecution of English Catholics and of the Battle of Lepanto, amongst many other illustrious and holy achievements.