1 Dec , 2014
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester (1197 – 1253) is the patron Saint of Sussex, England. He is said to have spoken these words shortly before dying.