June 21, 2007

St. Aloysius

One of the brothers told me that the collect for St. Aloysius is his favorite one of the whole year:
Father of love,
giver of all good things,
in St. Aloysius you combined remarkable innocence
with the spirit of penance.
By the help of his prayers
may we who have not followed his innocence
follow his example of penance.

The prayer admits that we are not yet saints, but that we hope for it.

1 comment:

Barb, sfo said...

You know, I had a similar thought: what a perfect prayer to keep in mind for every day.