Monday, July 31, 2006St. Ignatius of Loyola
Today let us pray especially for the Society of Jesus (just learned that the term "Jesuits" was initially an insult given to them by opponents) . St. Ignatius of Loyola was their founder in the 16th century and I'm certain he must be a strong intercessor for that group today. One of the greatest and most simple prayers of the Church was authored by this inspiring man:
Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your grace and your love and wealth are enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Amen.