following devotions of Bro. Rice are given for our example.
On waking each day, his first
prayer was "Praise to you, O Christ", then at 6.00am he
attended Mass. A particular devotion was to the Real Presence of God
in the Blessed Sacrament. At a time when it was customary for the
faithful to receive the Sacraments only at Easter and at Christmas, he was
conspicuous for receiving them frequently. He read his Bible daily
and from childhood he had a deep devotion to Our Lady and especially to
the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Prayer for his
O God, in Your love, you
chose Edmund Rice to establish new religious brotherhoods for the
Christian education and welfare of young people. We ask You to look
favourably on his life and good works and grant that soon he may be
honoured as a Saint of the Church. Amen.