The North American Martyrs (Sept 26)
I have another traditional Catholic prayer for you all this month. This time we have a prayer to the Martyrs of North America. The feast of the North American Martyrs has traditionally been held on the 26th of September. This is a solemn day of remembrance in honor of the six Jesuit priests and two laymen who sacrificed their lives for their faith, spreading the word of Our Lord to the “New World” and seeking to save souls, in the mid-1600’s. They were canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1930. We should all keep in mind the sacrifices that sometimes must be made in order spread and preserve our faith as Traditional Catholics, and followers of Christ in general. Our Lord promises great things for us, but we must be willing to head His call, and make those sacrifices for Him. Without further ado, another gem from the Rural Life Prayerbook.
Prayer to the North American Martyrs
Dear Saints Isaac Jogues, John Brebeuf, Noel Chabanel, Gabriel Lalemant, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, Rene Goupil and John Lalnde, we beg of you, pray for the people of this vast country of ours.
You are the first canonized saints of the the United States and Canada. We are glad to have you. We are happy to honor you. You know our country and its needs, and we know you are in heaven praying for us.
There is one very special favor we with to ask of you. Dear Saints of North America, pray to God to send us another saint, or better still, a number of them. Ask Him to have-soon-a man or woman, a boy or a girl from this country of ours raised to the honors of the altar. Let it be a farmer or a laborer, a housewife or a schoolboy, born and bred in these United States. Let it be someone who lived his whole life here-a Saint Joseph of Carville County or a Saint Mary of Middletown, or a Saint William of New York.
We do not wish to displace you in our affections, but to add to your glorious number. You understand our desires in this, and we feel sure that we will obtain this great blessing for the salvation of the people of this land. Remember us now, and obtain this great blessing for us from God. Help us always to cooperate with the graces that God so richly and generously gives us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen