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Glory to you, God our Creator ... Breathe into us new life, new meaning.  
Glory to you, God our Savior ... Lead us in the way of peace and justice.  
Glory to you, healing Spirit ... Transform us to empower others.

edmundrice_image3Blessed Edmund,
Model of strength ... Be our guide.
Model of risk
Model of gentleness  
Model of trust
Model of courage  
Model of patience 
Model of openness
Model of perseverance

Teacher of the uneducated ... Pray for us  
Teacher of the poor  
Teacher of the marginalized  
Widowed husband  
Single father  
Friend of a political prisoner  
Friend of the condemned  
Friend of the executed criminal

Liberator of the oppressed ... Lead us to life.  
Comforter of the afflicted 
Breaker of bondage  
Sharer in Christ's ministry
Participant in Christ's passion  
Seeker of God's will

Brother of mercy ... Empower us.

Brother of faith
Brother of contemplation
Brother of vision
Brother of wisdom and understanding
Brother of grace and truth
Brother, filled with hope
Brother, centred in God

Closing Prayer 
Blessed Edmund, in whose steps we follow, we entrust our lives to you. Shelter us from ignorance, selfishness and oppression. Teach us to live in peace, to educate ourselves for justice and peace. Inspire us to act justly, to revere all God has made. Plant peace firmly in our hearts and in our world. Amen.

  • A Founding Charism +

    The “experience” of Edmund Rice (lives on in our HEARTS). Read More
  • Edmund Rice Prayers +

    We dedicate ourselveds to work together Read More
  • Two Poems +

    Edmund Rice poems by Hugh Sharpe cfc and Ralhael Consedine PBVM  Read More
  • Magnificat +

    Like Mary, help me to proclaim a new way Read More
  • Feast Day Mass - Edmund Rice +

    Mass for the feast 5th May Read More
  • Feast Day Blessing +

    Blessings to all our Brothers and members of the Edmund Rice Network Read More
  • Litany of Blessed Edmund Rice +

    Plant peace firmly in our hearts and in our world Read More
  • Blessed Edmund's Our Father +

    - forgive us our blindness toward each other Read More
  • Blessed Edmund Rice Paraliturgy +

    Grant us the courage and care of Blessed Edmund Read More
  • Prayer for Edmund Rice Network +

    We as colleagues in the Edmund Rice network... Read More
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