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Tuesday 19 May 2015

19th May, St Dunstan, Bishop and Confessor

St Dunstan, Bishop and Confessor

This saint was Abbot of Glastonbury during the reign of King Edwy, and afterwards Bishop of Worcester, then London, and finally Archbishop of Canterbury.  He was popularly known as 'the good Archbishop.' He did a great work in reforming the discipline of the Anglo-Saxon Church. He died in the year 988.

Sacerdotes tui, Domine, induant justitiam, et sancti tui exsultent: propter David servum tuum, non avertas faciem Christi tui. * Memento, Domine, David et omnis mansuetudinis ejus.
Let Thy priests, O Lord, be clothed with justice, and let Thy saints rejoice: for thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of Thy anointed. * O Lord, remember David and all his meekness.
(Psalm 131:9-10,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Deus, qui beatum Dunstanum Pontificem tuum ad regna transtulisti caelestia: da nobis per gloriosa ejus merita ad gaudia transire perennia.
O God, who didst transfer blessed Dunstan thy Confessor and Bishop to the heavenly realms: grant that by his glorious merits, we also may pass to the joys that never end.
(Collect at Mass).

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