March 2 – Saint Chad of Mercia: He prayed passionately during storms

Saint Chad of Mercia (He prayed passionately during storms) (Feast Date: March 2).

Extract from Saint Chad: “He founded monasteries. . . evangelized, travelled and preached, reformed monastic life in his diocese, and built a cathedral on land that had been the site of the martyrdom of 1,000 Christians by the pagan Mercians. Miraculous cures reported at the wells he caused to be dug for the relief of travellers. During storms, Chad would go to chapel and pray continually. He explained, “God thunders forth from heaven to rouse people to fear the Lord, to call them to remember the future judgment…when God will come in the clouds in great power and majesty to judge the living and the dead. And so we ought to respond to God’s heavenly warning with due fear and love so that as often as God disturbs the sky, yet spares us still, we should implore God’s mercy, examining the innermost recesses of our hearts and purging out the dregs of our sins, and behave with such caution that we may never deserve to be struck down.”  See PICTURE of Saint Chad. See also: Chad of Mercia (Multilingual), St. Chad, St Chad – Staffordshire’s saintSt. Ceadda (En), San Chad Marzo 2 (Sp), San Ceadda (Chad) di Lichfield Abate e vescovo (It)Błogosławiony Karol, męczennik (Po), PRAYERS to Saint Chad (En).


We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Chad of Mercia on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Flooding in Chad (Summer, 2010) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions September 27 – October 10, 2010.



Articles and Websites:


Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Bishop of Lichfield
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Chad of Mercia

English: US Government Info:  The Story of Saint Chad
BBC, Local Heroes:  St. Chad Staffordshire’s Saint
BBC News:  On the trail of the Mercian Anglo-Saxon saints
Biographicon:  Chad of Mercia  How Saint Chad’s Relics Came to be Hidden in the Black Country
Catholic Online:  St. Chad of Mercia
Creedopedia, An Encyclopedic Search Engine on Religeon:  Chad of Mercia
Early British Kingdoms:  St. Chad, Bishop of Lichfield  Saint Chad with Pictures and Links
Encyclopedia Britannica:  Saint Chad
Eternal World Television Network:  St. Ceada, or Chad, Bishop and Confessor
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield:  The History of St. Chad
National Geographic Museum:  St. Chad – Bishop of Mercia
The Ohio  St. Chad of Lichfield (Mercia)
Online Encyclopedia:  Saint Chad
Orthodox Outlet for Dogmatic Enquires:  Saint Chad (Caedda) Bishop of Mercia (Lichfield)
Orthodox Wiki:  Chad of Lichfield
Orthodox Wiki:  Chad of Mercia
Oxford Dictionary of Saints:  Bishop of Mercia
Saint Chad’s Historical Former Qu’Appelle Diocesan Property Regina, SK Canada:  Who Is St. Chad?
Staffordshire Hoard:  St. Chad
The Living Traditions of the Saints:  Anglosaxons I, Mercia
White House:  St. Chad, Patron Saint of Disputed Elections


Museum of Learning:  Chad of Mercia: Education
Serving History, World History Served Up Daily:  Chad of Mercia: Background Reading

Monuments and Pilgrimages:

The Anglo-Catholic:  St. Chads Cathedral, Birmingham, by A.W.N. Pugin
Earth in Pictures:  St. Chad’s Cathedral
eNotes:  St. Chad’s College
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  St. Chad’s College

Paintings and Art:

Flickr:  St. Chad’s Birmingham
Flickr:  St. Chad of Mercia
Gloria.TV the More Catholic the Better:  LawrenceOP – Fan: St. Chad of Mercia
St. Chad of Mercia:  Archbishop Benedictine
Wikimedia Commons:  Chad of Mercia


Orthodox England on the ‘Net:  Akathist to our Father among the Saints Chad (Ceadda) the Wonderworker Bishop and Confessor of Lichfield in Mercia

Videos, Audio:

All Saints of North America, Canadian Orthodox Monastery (Lives of Saints Podcasts):  Saint Chad of Mercia, Audio

Commercial – Videos, Audio and Books:  Mercian Saints: Chad of Mercia, Plegmund, Cynehelm, Saint Guthlac, Saint Botolph, Frithuwold of Surrey, Osgyth, Werberh, Erkenwald  Mercian Saints: Chad of Mercia, Plegmund, Cynehelm, Saint Guthlac, Saint Botolph, Frithuwold of Surrey, Osgyth, Werberh, Erkenwald  Chad of Mercia: Anglo-Saxons, Abbot, Monastery, Archbishop of York, Bishop of Lichfield, Cedd, Eschatology, Apostolic succession, Lastingham, Synod Deusdedit of Canterbury, St. Chad’s College
Angus and Robertson:  Chad of Mercia
Better World Books:  Chad of Mercia  The Life of Saint Chad.


That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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