St. Paternus. The first 5th century saint. He followed his father’s path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He founded the monastery at the great church of Paternus, and became a bishop of that region. He was known for his preaching, charity and mortifications. Scholars believe his story is an amalgam.
Do we gain virtues in our service to God? Is love the bottom line of all of these acts?
All-powerful and ever-living God, you called Saint Paternus to guide your people
by his word and example. With him we pray to you: watch over the pastors of your Church with the people entrusted to their care, and lead them to salvation.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.