June 10 Saint of the Day St. Ithamar

Bishop of Rochester

Although we have very little knowledge about St. Ithamar, we know that praise given him by Bede the Venerable is our guarantee that he was a devoted and learned shepherd of his countrymen.  In so doing, Ithamar served both God and his country.  May we too strive to serve God and country in every way.


O Lord, You made St. Ithamar Your Bishop an outstamding exemplar of Divine love and the faith that conquers the world and added him to the role of saintly pastors.  By his prayers, grant that we may perservere in faith and love and so become sharers in his glory.  This we ask in Christ our Lord. Amen