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St. Cuthbert Mayne

November 29
English.(1544-1577, friend of St. Edmund Campion, English Martyr)

Raised a Protestant by his uncle, a schimastic priest. Ordained as a Protestant minister at age 19. Friend of Saint Edmund Campion. He converted to Catholicism in 1570 while a student at Saint John's College, Oxford. Studied and ordained at Douai, France, the first Englishman trained there. Ordained and returned to England in 1575 with Saint John Payne to minister to covert Catholics in Cornwall. Arrested in 1576, condemned and martyred for the crime of being a priest. Proto-martyr of English seminaries. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.


Saint Cuthbert Mayne, pray for us.
Who was of mild nature, pray for us.
Who did repent of the trappings of false religion, pray for us.
Who did at length embrace the True Faith, pray for us.
Who did study for the priesthood at Douai, pray for us.
Who was desirous as a priest to honour God, pray for us.
Who was desirous to offer reparation for sin, pray for us.
Who was inflamed with zeal to save souls, pray for us.
Who was sent in secret to England, pray for us.
Who did labor in Cornwall, enduring danger and peril, pray for us.
Who did reconcile so many to the Church, pray for us.
Who was seized by evil men, pray for us.
Who was cruelly imprisoned, pray for us.
Who was wrongfully tried, pray for us.
Who was unjustly convicted, pray for us.
Who did refuse to swear the unlawful oath, pray for us.
Who was condemned to death, pray for us.
Who did pray so earnestly, pray for us.
Who was illumined by a great light, pray for us.
Who was hung, drawn, and quartered, pray for us.
Of whose converts none ever recanted, pray for us.
Who reigns with Christ for ever, pray for us.

From all evil, deliver us, O Lord.
From all sin, deliver us, O Lord.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord.
From anger, and hatred, and all ill will, deliver us, O Lord.
From error, dissension, and division, deliver us, O Lord.
From heresy and schism, deliver us, O Lord.
From everlasting death, deliver us, O Lord. Amen.

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