October 10 – Saint Francis Borgia

Saint Francis Borgia

listenDear Jesus, Saint Francis Borgia (1510-1572) led an easy life as a powerful nobleman with a great marriage.  After his wife died, he entered the priesthood.  To humble him, his Superior treated him in ways that were opposite of his former life, giving him the hardest work and making him serve all the other priests.  I ask him to help me examine how much I like being served and to pray for me and all those I know who have positions of status.  O Lord, help us to find pleasure in doing menial tasks for the sake of others.  Inspire political leaders to put the needs of the people above their own desire for power and prestige.  Saint Francis, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Daniel Comboni (1831-1881)
Feast day October 10

quoteAs missionaries, we will have to labor hard, to sweat, to die: but the thought that one sweats and dies for love of Jesus Christ and the salvation of the most abandoned souls in the world is far too sweet for us to desist from this great enterprise.”

Blessed Angela Truszkowska (1825-1899)
Feast day October 10

quoteHelp all without discrimination, friend and foe alike. Everyone is our neighbor.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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