" Only one thing remains: to live as a perfect Redemptorist and to persevere in this vocation unto death. "
Blessed Peter Donders C.Ss.R

Ukrainian Martyrs

phoca_thumb_l_art_group_picPrayer in Honour of the Redemptorist Ukrainian Martyrs

O Lord, our God, you call all to believe in you and to follow in your way. We thank you for the grace you gave to Nicholas Charnetsky, Vasyl Velchkovsky, Zenon Kovalyk and Ivan Ziatyk and to all their spiritual companions, such that they were able to pay the ultimate price of faithfulness to you in giving their lives.

We thank you for glorifying them in your heavenly kingdom, that they may be for all of us a shining example of your powerful presence in our lives. We pray that you give us the grace of faithfulness and generosity as we seek you respond to your love. Through their intercession, help us always to stand firm in the Truth and be faithful to you and your commandments.

O Holy Mother of God and our Mother of Perpetual Help, lead us to your Son, Jesus. Give us the courage to follow him always. We place ourselves under your protection.

For all the glory and honour belong to you, Almighty Father, Eternal Son, and Life-giving Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen