The Knitting Collect

At this time of year when we think of All Saints we get a collect that always makes me think of this picture of Herself knitting.


Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

I don’t know whether Almighty God likes knitting us all together but I can easily imagine Our Lady having a go.