Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saint for July 31

Saint Ignatius Loyola

If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. And if you wish to become a great saint, entreat Him yourself to give you much opportunity for suffering; for there is no wood better to kindle the fire of holy love than the wood of the cross, which Christ used for His own great sacrifice of boundless charity. -Saint Ignatius Loyola

Prayer for generosity

Teach us to be generous, good Lord; teach us to serve You as You deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing we do Your will.

-Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Beatified on the 27th of July 1609, by Pope Paul V
Canonized on the 12th of March 1622, by Pope Gregory XV

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