St Marcian of Auxerre (Marian)
(Died ca. 470)
St Marcian was a native of Bourges in Central France, born into a humble family.
A fugitive from Bourges, when occupied by the Visigoths, he was accepted by St Mamertinus as a lay-brother into the Monastery of St Germanus at Auxerre.
St Marcian welcomed the menial and humble work asked of him, tending to the Abbey’s farm animals. He became known for his natural empathy with the farm livestock, wild birds and animals, as well as, his holiness and miracles while following the Abbey’s life of prayer and penance.
St Marcian’s Feast Day is April 20th.
Pray for us that we will be humble in all our ways.
Glory be to the…
The two disciples stopped at a village on the road to Emmaus to rest and eat.
When Jesus took his place at the table with them, “He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them … At this point, their eyes were opened and they recognised him. Then he vanished out of their sight”. (Luke 24:30-31)
How often do I fail to recognise you, my Lord?
God be in my head and in my understanding.
God be in my eyes and in my looking.
God be in my mouth and in my speaking.
God be in my heart and in my thinking.
God be at my end and at my departing. (Sarum Book of Hours, 1514)
Prayer: Faith (Arjuna – 8th Century)
Supreme God, your light is brighter than the sun,
your purity whiter than mountain snow,
you are present wherever I go.
All people of wisdom praise you.
So I too put faith in all your words,
knowing that everything you teach is true.
Neither the angels in heaven or the demons in hell
can know the perfection of your wisdom,
for it is beyond all understanding.
Only your Spirit knows you;
only you can know your true self.
You are the source of all being,
the power of all power,
the rule of all creatures.
So, you alone understand what you are.
In your mercy, reveal to me all that I need to know,
In order to find peace and joy.
Tell me the truths that are necessary for the world in which I live.
Show me how I can meditate upon you,
learning from you the wisdom that I need.
I am never tired of hearing you,
because your words bring life.
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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.