Bikers Patron saint & Prayer of Blessing
May God bless you and keep you safe on this machine.
meet encounter the risen Lord in your travels, in the freedom of the
open road, the fellowship of other bikers and in each person you
May the Lord be with you at home and on the road.
accompany you when you start on your many journeys.
May He fill
your life abundantly with his many blessings.
May He keep all your
May His mercy, grace and love shine upon your every
Vatican has just pronounced that bikers now have an official
The Cardinals got together and sifted through a reliquary full of likely candidates and came up with one overall winner
St Columbanus is now our saint. He was born in 540 AD and died in 615 AD. He had various qualities that seemed to make him fit the bill.
He was an early Celt so means something to Christians and Pagans.
He was born in Ireland in Wicklow so he was big hearted and friendly. A ruggedly handsome chap by all accounts.
Like many of us male bikers he was irresistible to women. Jonas his saintly historian wrote that Columbanus left home because he was constantly pestered by a laviscious women!
He was most famous for his miracle. Not the five loaves and two
fishes, but the two fishes and loads of beer. He found some
hungry and thirsty monks one day and multiplied two fish and a
little beer into an almighty knees up.
He didnt ride a bike, he would have were sure, but the trouble was they weren’t invented at that time.
If he had ridden a bike scholars agree it would probably have been something Italian like a Laverda or a Ducati even a Guzzi . You see he founded his monastery in Bobbio northern Italy and his bones lie there to this day not far from Monzas racetrack.
The church got it right for once! A patron saint of bikers would have to be attractive, irresistible, interested in beer and exotic north Italian products. So, St Columbanus really fits the bill!!