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Tuesday 3 March 2015

3rd March, St Aelred, Abbot

St Aelred, Abbot

An Englishman of birth, he became a Cistercian monk at Rievaulx, and was afterwards made Abbot. Pope Leo XIII appointed his feast to be kept on 3rd March. He died in the year 1166.

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, et lingua ejus loquetur judicium: lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius. * Noli aemulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem.
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgement: the law of his God is in his heart. * Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work iniquity.
(Psalm 36:30-31 and 1 from the Introit of Mass)

Almighty, everlasting God, who never ceasest to instruct the children of Thy church and never failest to help them; grant thy faithful, through the intercession of the blessed Abbot Aelred, whom thou gavest them as a minister of eternal salvation, that by thy mercy they may obtain knowledge to do what is right, and the means to accomplish it.

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