Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Saint Peter Celestine - 3 Cl.

Pope, Confessor.

He founded a branch of the Benedictine Order: the Celestines. Dragged forth from the solitude he loved, he was made Supreme Pontiff; he resigned the papacy in order to continue his hermit life. He died A.D. 1296.


O God, who didst exalt blessed Peter Celestine to the supreme pontificate, yet didst teach him to account it as little in comparison with humility of heart: mercifully grant that following his example, we may despise all the things of this world and so deserve the rewards which thou hast promised to the lowly. Through our Lord Jesus Christ...

'Et ego dico tibi, quia tu es Petrus...'

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