17 September 2009

St. Robert Bellarmine...

...Tuscan, brilliant scholar, friend of the poor, Cardinal, humble, and yes... a Jesuit (one of the really good ones).

O Lord God, who art the light of the minds that know thee, the life of the souls that love thee, and the strength of the hearts that serve thee: Help us, following the example of thy servant St. Robert Bellarmine, so to know thee that we may truly love thee, and so to love thee that we may fully serve thee, whom to serve is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.