Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Venerable Bede, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Saint Bede was born in the neighborhood of the Wearmouth monastery in 673. He was trained by Saint Benedict Biscop and later entered the monastery. Ordained to the priesthood, he spent his ministry in teaching and writing. Saint Bede wrote theological and historical works in the patristic tradition and explained Sacred Scripture. He died in 735.

Lord, You have enlightened Your Church with the learning of Saint Bede, In Your love may Your people learn from His wisdom and benefit from His prayers. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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