How blessed you are, O Holy Infant, God made man.
You instil in your disciple, Stephen, that faith
which proclaims the Gospel to all people;
that hope which brings the vision of heaven to earth;
that love which inspires the greatest sacrifice
Make our hearts like his, O gentle Jesus:
heroic, loving, pure,
filled with love for our Eternal Father
and our neighbour.
Today, let us pray that we may embrace the faith of St Stephen
so to be the salt of the earth,
the light of the world.