We place ourselves with a renewed faith
under your protection,
and we give thanks to God
for the wonders that he has accomplished in you.
You shared your cloak with the beggar,
you searched God in prayer and solitude,
you announced the Gospel wherever you went,
you showed that the eucharist
is at the source of all charity,
and you have given yourself until the end for the service of the Church.
Grant us, we ask you with all our heart,
to be able to see Christ in the poor,
to search Him in the silence of prayer,
to announce him to the people of our time,
to celebrate Him with fervour
in the mystery of the eucharist,
and to serve Him by giving ourselves for the Church.
Sancte Martine, ora pro nobis!