November 3, 2017

Saint Charles Borromeo on Faith

Saint Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo was a 16th century, cardinal, bishop of Milan, and Counter Reformation reformer, who was instrumental in the formation and implementation of the Council of Trent’s doctrine. Known for his personal holiness and devotion to God, Borromeo ministered tirelesly to the many plague-stricken citizens of Italy.
Such is the nature of faith that the greater are the obstacles it encounters, the more ardent it becomes.
— St. Charles Borromeo

Prayer of Saint Charles Borromeo 

Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit. Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches. Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them. Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain. Let me realize that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures. Help me to be faithful to this task that you have entrusted to me. Amen.

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