Today, the Church remembers Cuthbert, Bishop, 687, an
Anglo-Saxon saint of the early Northumbrian church in the Celtic tradition.
Merciful God, who called Cuthbert from following the
flock to be a shepherd of your people: Mercifully grant that we also may go
without fear to dangerous and remote places, to seek the indifferent and the
lost; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.