紀念日 / Memorial date
Saint Ursula and her Maidens
According to legend Ursula was a 4th century princess from Britain who was martyred by the Huns in Cologne, Germany, about the year 450. Ursula was raised up by God to preserve the maidens and widows of her time from seduction and dishonor, and to enroll them in the celestial army of crowned martyrs. She accomplished her mission with extraordinary energy and constancy.
She was, at the time of her martyrdom, thirty-three years old.
The Roman Senator Clematius built the church of St. Ursula in Cologne in memory of the martyrs and their leader, which would later be granted Basilica status by the Pope in 1920.
Guide us, in the spirit of St. Ursula,
to have wisdom, courage, strength, compassion
and above all —
to have love for all of your creation.
May we stand insieme in unity
to do the work necessary that will
one day bring about Your Kingdom.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen