Patron of youth, example of purity and chastity!

In the few days my father has been in Italy, experiencing my day to day life here, he has discovered that one of his favorite Churches is where I often like to pray, especially for my own vocation and for the world which is so darkened by vanity and free license in the realm of sexuality, chained by their unbridled passions.

This place is the Church of Sant’Ignazio in Rome. Among other things, it is where Saint Aloysius Gonzaga lived for some years and is now buried. I pray the following at his tomb when I visit:

Prayer to St. Aloysius Gonzaga,

O Saint Aloysius, adorned with angelical manners, although I am thy unworthy servant, I recommend to thee in an especial manner the chastity of my soul and body; I conjure thee, by thy angelical purity, to commend me to Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb, and to His most holy Mother, the Virgin of virgins. Preserve me from every grievous sin; never suffer me to sully my soul with any impurity; whenever thou seest me in temptation or danger of sin, ward off from me every impure thought and affection, and awakening in me the remembrance of eternity and of Jesus crucified, imprint deeply in my heart the sentiment of the fear of God. Inflame me with divine love, in order that by imitating thee on earth, I may merit to enjoy God with thee in heaven. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary.

(Indulgence of one hundred days to he gained once a day.)

Saint Aloysius, pray for us!

Please pray the prayer above and include me in your intention. Also enjoy this 23 minute video of Ven. Fulton Sheen on Freedom, that is, TRUE FREEDOM. We need to live in the truth…non-relativistic TRUTH, true life in the Heart of Jesus! Beat by beat!

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