Saint Kevin of Glendalough
Born: 498 AD, Ireland Died: June 3, 618 AD Honored In: Eastern Orthodox &
Roman Catholic Churches
498 AD, Ireland
June 3, 618 AD
Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic Churches
Patron Saint of:
Blackbirds, Dublin, Glendalough
Novena Prayer to St. Kevin
O God, for the Christian education of the poor and the
strengthening of the new generations in the way of truth,
You raised up the holy Confessor, St Kevin,
who was baptized, taught and buried by saints,
and through him gathered together many souls in Your Church:
grant, we pray You, that helped by his prayers and example,
we may burn with zeal for Your glory in the salvation of souls,
and become worthy to share his crown in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns
with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Prayer to Saint Kevin
you were privileged to live in the Age of Saints,
O Father Kevin being baptized by one saint,
taught by another and buried by a third.
We celebrate your saintly and holy life.
You lived a life filled with a wonderful
reverence and awe of all living things.
Let us imitate the respect and appreciation
you showed toward life in all its forms, and
to see the presence of God in all his Creations.
Pray to God that He will raise up saints
in our day to help, support and guide us
into the Way of salvation.