Saint Gregory is the patron saint of Educators, Musicians and Singers. He was born into a wealthy family. He sold his possessions and built monasteries in Rome and Sicily with the money he made. Gregory was elected Pope and sent Saint Austin to convert Anglo-Saxons to Christianity.
Saint Gregory the Great's Easter Prayer
It is only right
with all the powers of our heart and mind,
to praise You Father
and your Only-begotten Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ:
Dear Father, by Your wondrous
condescension of loving-kindness toward us,
Your servants, You gave up Your Son.
Dear Jesus, You paid the debt of Adam
for us to the Eternal Father by
Your blood poured
forth in loving-kindness.
You cleared away the darkness of sin
By Your magnificent and radiant Resurrection.
You broke the bonds of death
and rose from the grave as a Conqueror.
You reconciled heaven and earth.
Our life had no hope of eternal happiness
before You redeemed us.
Your Resurrection has washed away our sins,
restored our innocence and brought us joy.
How inestimbale is the tenderness
of Your love!
Prayer to Saint Gregory the Great
Saint Gregory of great renown, by that firmness
you showed in maintaining the Church's rights
against all her enemies, stretch forth from heaven
your mighty arm, we beseech you, to comfort her
and defend her in the fearful battle she must ever
wage with the powers of darkness. You, in a special
manner, give strength in this dread conflict to the
venerable Pontiff who has fallen heir not only to
your throne, but likewise to the fearlessness of you
mighty heart; obtain for him the joy of beholding
his holy endeavors crowned by the triumph of the
Church and the return of the lost sheep into the
right path. Grant, finally, that all may understand
how vain it is to strive against that faith which has
always conquered and is destined always to conquer;
"this is the victory which overcomes the world, our
faith." This is the prayer that we raise to you with
one accord; and we are confident, that after you
have heard our prayers on earth, you will one day
call us to stand with you in heaven, before the eter-
nal High Pries, who with the father and the Holy
Spirit live and reigns world without end. Amen.