O God, Who has glorified Thy Church by the learning of
blessed Bede, Thy Confessor and Doctor; mercifully grant to Thy servants that
they may ever be enlightened by his wisdom and aided by his merits.
Catholics in America are generally unfamiliar with Saint
Bede the Venerable. The Venerable Bede as he is often called, is rightly known as the “Father of English
History” and his lasting work, History of the English Church and