Oil Dedicated to St Ursicinus (Patron for Stiff Neck)
Dear St. Ursicinus, patron saint for stiff necks, we come before you with a shared discomfort, seeking your compassionate intercession. In those moments when our necks feel tense and strained, we turn to you for assistance. Please, with your heavenly influence, alleviate the stiffness that burdens us, allowing our necks to find flexibility and freedom from pain.
Guide us, dear saint, as we navigate these physical challenges, and grant us the strength to face each day with resilience. St. Ursicinus, we entrust our discomfort to your care, asking for your prayers and blessings to bring relief and healing to our stiff necks. Amen.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:1-4
Oil Dedicated to St Ursicinus the Irish missionary and hermit in the Jura region.
A vita of his preserved in a redaction of the 11th century. According to this account, he a disciple of St Columbanus at Luxeuil. He followed his master when he banished from Burgundy in 610, but then retired as a hermit in the Doubles valley. Veneration of Ursicinus attested since the 7th century. In Grandval, a church dedicated to Ursicinus in 675. By the 11th century, he was part of the local canon of saints of the Besancon diocese. His feast day is on 20 December. Ursicinus’ supposed sarcophagus preserved in St Ursanne in what now the canton of Jura in Switzerland.