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The Lorrha (Stowe) Missal

Written c. A.D. 792-803 in Latin, The Lorrha (Stowe) Missal is a Mass-book of the early Irish Church and named Stowe because it was once part of a collection of manuscripts in the library of the Duke of Buckingham. In 1883 it was purchased by the British Government and deposited in the Royal Irish Academy.

Of interest to Livingstone's, Macleas and anyone else with a connection to Lismore or St Moluag is the fact that the Lorrha Missal is generally reckoned to have been written about two hundred years after the death of St Moluag and he is included amongst the 48 Saints as Lua of Lismore. Amongst the others included are St Mary, the twelve apostles, St Patrick, St Brendan, St Comgall, Saint Finian and St Augustine. Lofty company indeed.

Saint Adomnan is not included. It is significant that in his Life of St Columba Adomnan makes no mention of St Moluag. Oh - did I forget? St Columba is mentioned in this Litany.

The Litany of Saints

O God come to my assistance.
O Lord make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever unto ages of ages. Amen.

I have sinned, O Lord, remit our sins and save us. Hear us, O Thou Who didst guide Noah upon the waves of the Flood, and didst recall Jonah from the abyss by Thy Word; free me. O Thou Who didst offer a hand to Peter as he was sinking; bear me up, O Christ, Son of God. Thou didst perform wonders among our fathers, O Lord: stretch forth Thy hand from on high to answer my necessities. Free us, O Christ.

Saint Mary
    Pray for us.
Saint Peter
    Pray for us.
Saint Paul
    Pray for us.
Saint Andrew
    Pray for us.
Saint James
    Pray for us.
Saint John
    Pray for us.
Saint Bartholomew
    Pray for us.
Saint Thomas
    Pray for us.
Saint Matthew
    Pray for us.
Saint James
    Pray for us.
Saint Thaddeus
    Pray for us.
Saint Matthias
    Pray for us.
Saint Philip
    Pray for us.
Saint Simon
    Pray for us.
Saint Mark
    Pray for us.
Saint Luke
    Pray for us.
Saint Stephen
    Pray for us.
Saint Martin of Tours
    Pray for us.
Saint Jerome homilist and translator
    Pray for us.
Saint Augustine
    Pray for us.
Saint Gregory the Great
    Pray for us.
Saint Hilary of Poitiers
    Pray for us.
Saint Patrick of Ireland
    Pray for us.
Saint Ailbe of Emly
    Pray for us.
Saint Finian of Clonard
    Pray for us.
Saint Finian of Movilla
    Pray for us.
Saint Keiran of Saigher
    Pray for us.
Saint Keiran of Clonmacnoise
    Pray for us.
Saint Brendan of Clonfert
    Pray for us.
Saint Brendan of Birr
    Pray for us.
Saint Columba of Iona
    Pray for us.
Saint Columba of Luxeuil and Bobbio
    Pray for us.
Saint Comgall of Bangor
    Pray for us.
Saint Cainnech of Kilkenny and Aghaboe
    Pray for us.
Saint Finbarr of Gougane Barra in Cork
    Pray for us.
Saint Nessan of Mungret
    Pray for us.
Saint Fachtna of Rosscarberry in Cork
    Pray for us.
Saint Lua of Lismore
    Pray for us.
Saint Lacten of Friar's Island
    Pray for us.
Saint Ruadhan of Lorrha
    Pray for us.
Saint Carthage of Rahan and Lismore
    Pray for us.
Saint Comghan of Ross
    Pray for us.
Saint Mochoemog of Arderin
    Pray for us.
Saint Brigid of Kildare
    Pray for us.
Saint Ita of Killeedy
    Pray for us.
Saint Scetha
    Pray for us.
Saint Sinecha
    Pray for us.
Saint Samthann of Clonbroney
    Pray for us.


All you Saints
    Pray for us.
Be Gracious
    Spare us, O Lord.
Be Gracious
    Free us, O Lord.
From all evil
    Free us, O Lord.
Through Thy Cross
    Free us, O Lord.
We sinners entreat Thee
    Hear us, O Son of God.
We entreat Thee
    Hear us, and grant us peace.
We entreat Thee
    Hear us.
Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world have mercy on us.
    Christ hear us.

Last updated 22 May, 2008