Wednesday, June 21, 2006

St. Aloysius, Pray for Us

Gonzaga is not just a basketball team.

Today is the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, one of the early Jesuit saints and patron saint of Jesuit Students--oh, look, that's me!

So, despite the fact that my brain has rejected most of the Latin I've been trying to learn, this is probably the best day to be doing my Latin final! So, I better get to it . . .


Blogger angelmeg said...

I will pray for you on the feast day of St Aloysius that you retain enough Latin to do well on your final.


7:02 PM  
Blogger David said...

I have always been amazed by the devotion to Aloysius Gonzaga displayed by my former Weston classmate and iconographer Billy McNichols, SJ. His prayer to Aloysius moves me immensely:

Aloysius, You have drawn me to you,
gentle teacher, loving guide.
I am filled with gratitude to you... l love you.
Just to see you, to sit with your image,
is to see all the simplicity, the trust, and the innocence
of the children of the kingdom.
Aloysius, Let me serve,
let me love as you loved people on earth!
Teach me to leave the dark destructive forces
within for the Light in the presence of Our Savior, Jesus.
Aloysius, Teach me to pray unceasingly, better yet,
pray with me, sit near me, kneel with me... take my hand.
And finally, when my life here is over,
come to lead me Home.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Happy feast day. It´s not always easy being a Jesuit scholastic, but feast days sure seem to make things a whole lot easier.

Peace out, buddy.

1:44 AM  
Blogger St. Izzy said...

Bonam fortunam habeas!

10:24 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I credit St. Aloysius' intercession for the near-miraculous way in which I passed Fr. Justin's class in 11th grade.



4:26 PM  

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