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.)
A beautiful patron we can turn to in these days!
I ask you to particularly pray for a special intention and to do so through this Saint’s intercession. I’ll remember you this evening as I serve Mass. I am currently in Germany — where a strong devotion has traditionally existed to Saint Aloysius.
Progress is coming along with the book project for the Catena Aurea: the Liturgical Year. Thank you for your patience with this project — I, too, am eager for its completion.