Please pray for me. I went back to college to get a certificate in library technology. There is one class that I am having trouble with. There is an assignment due on Sunday that I am struggling to complete; I started it on Wednesday, and have gotten nowhere. The midterm will be heavily based off of this assignment, more like an expansion. The midterm is due next Sunday. Also, I need prayers because this class is causing me severe anxiety. What saint do I pray to as a middle-aged adult student? Eastern saint names welcome.
St Basil was a beautiful man and a great educator. Good luck!
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Ps. Blessed Anton Martin Slomšek is a patron if students and educators.
I pray that God helps you complete your assignment and that He grants you success in your studies. Amen.
Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of students, please pray for @Uliana988’s academic success.
Along with St. Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas and St Scholastica, Saint Gemma too has also been commonly invoked as a patron Saint for students around the world for many decades. The reason for this is because Gemma was a very conscientious student who worked very diligently at her studies, as we shall see from the various testimonies in the story below.
When two years old, Gemma was sent with her brothers and sisters to a private half-boarding school for little boys and girls of the best families. It was kept by two excellent ladies of Lucca, Emilia and Helen Vallini. She continued to go to that school for five years. Her good mistresses some years later in a written report expressed their admiration of her as follows:
“Dear Gemma was only two years old when confided to us. From that early age she gave evidence of ripe intelligence and seemed to have already attained the use of reason. She was serious, thoughtful, wise in everything, and differed from all her companions. She was never seen to cry nor to quarrel; her countenance was always calm and sweet. Whether petted or blamed, it was all the same, her only reply was a modest smile, and her bearing was one of imperturbable composure. Her disposition was vivacious and ardent, yet during her whole time with us we were never obliged to punish her; for in the small faults that necessarily attach to that tender age, the slightest reproof was enough for her and she at once obeyed. She had two brothers and two sisters at school with her. She was never seen at variance with them and invariably yielded the best of everything to them, depriving herself of it. At the school dinner, Gemma was always satisfied, and the smile that played on her lips was her only complaint or approval. She learned at once all the prayers that are daily said by children, although, if repeated together, they would occupy half an hour. When five years old, she read the Office of Our Lady and the Office or the Dead from the Breviary as easily and quickly as a grown person. This was owing to the special diligence of the angelic child, from her knowing that the Breviary was a network of Divine praise. She was assiduous at her studies and quickly learned all that was taught her, even things that were superior to her tender years. Gemma was greatly loved in the school, especially by the little girls, who always longed to be with her."
"…We also wish to say that we owe to this innocent and virtuous child a great favor we received from God. While she was attending our school, a very malignant type of whooping cough invaded Lucca, and all our family were attacked by it. We felt that we ought not to keep the five children while it lasted; but having consulted the parish priest, he advised us not to abandon them because their mother was lying ill and in danger of death. We took his advice, and, on dear Gemma praying at our request, the epidemic ceased, and not one of our pupils remained affected by it.”
LORD Jesus please help and guide your child to finish the assignment. Please remove the anxiety related with that.
St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of students, please pray
for @Uliana988’s academic success.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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