Suffrage to Saint Nicholas

from The Book of Hours, 1524, France

Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress
translated from the original Latin
St Nicholas with three children
Illumination from A Book of Hours, (image 115) 1524
Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection
Library of Congress Public domain

Of Saint Nicholas, bishop.

Ant: Nicholas, the friend of God, adorned by a priestly [mitre], showed himself loving to all.

V: Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.

R: That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


O God, who adorned the blessed Nicholas thy priest with innumerable miracles, grant to us, we beseech, that by his favors and prayers we be freed from the fires of hell. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, O God, world without end. Amen.

Original Latin

De sancto Nicolao episcopo.

Ant: Amicus Dei Nicolaus pontificali decoratus infula omnibus se amabilem exhibuit.

V: Ora pro nobis beate Nicolae.

R: Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.


Deus qui beatum Nicolaum pontificem tuum innumeris decorasti miraculis: tribue nobis quaesumus ut eius meritis et precibus a gehennae incendiis liberemur. Per dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum. Amen.

Text from A Hypertext Book of Hours, Suffrages to the Saints, modified by Glenn Gunhouse from the translation for the Octavo CD Horae Beatae Mariae. Used by permission.

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