Monday, August 31, 2015Aidan
Bishop of Lindisfarne
d. August 31, 651
Aidan's strength was his earnest simplicity. He shared the gospel face to face, one person at a time, traveling from village to village on foot, giving all that he had to anyone in need along the way.
O loving God, who didst call thy servant Aidan from the peace of a cloister to re-establish the Christian mission in northern England, and didst endow him with gentleness, simplicity, and strength: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, following his example, may use what thou hast given us for the relief of human need, and may persevere in commending the saving Gospel of our Redeemer Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.