Dear God, Through the intercession of our patron, Saint Florian,
have mercy on the
souls of our
comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice in the performance
duty, and on all who have gone before us after years of faithful
responsibilities which now rest on ourselves.
Grace to prepare each day for our own summons to Thy tribunal of
hands O Lord, I commend my spirit. Withersoever Thou callest me,
I am ready to go.
Father of all men, save me from all bodily harm, if it be Thy
will, but above all,
help me to
be loyal and true, respectful and honorable, obedient and
fortified by virtue, I shall have no fear, for I shall then
shall never be separated from Thee.
By: Richard Cardinal
Cushing, Archbishop of Boston (dec.)
St. Florian's Feast Day is May 4th