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Quote of the Day – 3 April – May I Love You More Dearly

Quote of the Day – 3 April – The Memorial of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

May I Love You More Dearly
St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to You,
my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits
You have given me,
For all the pains and insults
You have borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer,
friend and brother,
May I know You more clearly,
Love You more dearly,
Follow You more nearly.
Amen

St Richard recited this prayer on his deathbed, surrounded by the clergy of the diocese. The words were transcribed, in Latin, by his confessor Ralph Bocking, a Dominican friar and were eventually published in the Acta Sanctorum, an encyclopedic text in 68 folio volumes of documents examining the lives of Christian saints.   The British Library copy, contains what is believed to be Bockings transcription of the prayer:

Gratias tibi ago, Domine Jesu Christe,
de omnibus beneficiis quae mihi praestitisti,
pro poenis et opprobriis, quae pro me pertulisti,
propter quae planctus ille lamentabilis vere tibi competebat.
Non est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.

thanks be to you my lord jesus christ - st richard of chichester - 3 april 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 5 July – May I Love You More Dearly

Our Morning Offering – 5 July – Friday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year C

May I Love You More Dearly
St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to You,
my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits
You have given me,
For all the pains and insults
You have borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer,
friend and brother,
May I know You more clearly,
Love You more dearly,
Follow You more nearly.
Amenmay i love you more dearly by st richard of chichester 7 feb 2019 no 4.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 7 February – May I Love You More Dearly

Our Morning Offering-7 February-Thursday of the Fourth week in Ordinary Time, Year C

May I Love You More Dearly
By St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to You,
my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits
You have given me,
For all the pains and insults
You have borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer,
friend and brother,
May I know You
more clearly,
Love You
more dearly,
Follow You
more nearly.
Amenmay i love you more dearly - st richard of chichester no 5 7 feb 2019.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 14 November – Today’s Gospel: Luke 17:11–19

Our Morning Offering – 14 November – Today’s Gospel: Luke 17:11–19 -Wednesday of the Thirty Second week in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”...Luke 17:18

Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ
St Richard of Chichester (1198-1253)

Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits and blessings,
which You have given me,
for all the pains and insults,
which You have borne for me.
Merciful Friend, Brother and Redeemer,
may I know You more clearly,
love You more dearly
and follow You more nearly,
day by day.
Amenthank you lord jesus christ - st richard of chichester - 14 nov 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 3 April – Easter Tuesday & The Memorial of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Our Morning Offering – 3 April – Easter Tuesday & The Memorial of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

May I Love You More Dearly
St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to You,
my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits
You have given me,
For all the pains and insults
You have borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer,
friend and brother,
May I know You more clearly,
Love You more dearly,
Follow You more nearly.
Amen

St Richard recited this prayer on his deathbed, surrounded by the clergy of the diocese. The words were transcribed, in Latin, by his confessor Ralph Bocking, a Dominican friar and were eventually published in the Acta Sanctorum, an encyclopedic text in 68 folio volumes of documents examining the lives of Christian saints.   The British Library copy, contains what is believed to be Bockings transcription of the prayer:

Gratias tibi ago, Domine Jesu Christe, de omnibus beneficiis quae mihi praestitisti;
pro poenis et opprobriis, quae pro me pertulisti;
propter quae planctus ille lamentabilis vere tibi competebat.
Non est dolor similis sicut dolor meusthanks be to you my lord jesus christ - st richard of chichester - 3 april 2018