Together with the gratitude of the early Church, of which St Paul speaks, we must also add our own, since thanks to the faith and apostolic commitment of the lay faithful, of families, of spouses like Priscilla and Aquila, Christianity has reached our generation - Pope Benedict XVI.

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the example of your Saints Prisca and Aquila may spur us on to a better life, as we imitate without ceasing their deeds. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.