Grant, O God, that amidst all the discouragements, difficulties, dangers, distress, and darkness of this mortal life, I may depend upon Thy mercy, and on this build my hopes, as on a sure foundation. Let Thine infinite mercy in Christ Jesus deliver me from despair, both now, and at the hour of death.
–Frederick B. Macnutt, The prayer manual for private devotions or public use on divers occasions: Compiled from all sources ancient, medieval, and modern (A.R. Mowbray, 1951)
Today is #InternationalCatDay🐱
One of our stained glass windows in the cloisters features Thomas Wilson. He was born in Burton in Cheshire and became the Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1697.
At his feet you can see a Manx cat, one of the symbols of the Isle of Man. pic.twitter.com/q2cZcbmCSz
— Chester Cathedral (@ChesterCath) August 8, 2019