St. Henry – Our Patron Saint
St. Henry was born in Bavaria in 973. He succeeded his father in ruling over a duchy and was later elected emperor. He was most remarkable for his work in Church reform and for fostering missionary activity. Firmly anchored upon the great eternal truths, St. Henry was sustained by daily prayer and meditation. He did not seek fame or power, only the greater glory of God. St. Henry died in 1024 and was enrolled among the saints by Pope Eugene III in 1146.
St. Henry Pray for Us
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the example you have given us in St. Henry. Help us to follow his example of deep faith, firm hope and ardent love. May we be like St. Henry, motivated by a great love for you and the Church and faithfully extend your kingdom in the world. Grant us, through his intercession, the grace we ask, for your greater honor and glory. Amen.
Lord, we thank you for the blessing
of belonging to the SHDHS family.
Whether as students or alumni,
faculty or staff, parents or friends,
we are one in Christ.
Help us to live the calling
that comes with this gift;
the call to excellence in
faith, leadership, academics, arts, and athletics.
Help us to be like St. Henry
and make a difference in this world
by faithfully living the gospel.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.