Thursday, 17 June 2010
Saint Gregory Barbarigo - 3 Cl.
Cardinal Archbishop of Padua, died in 1697 with the reputation of another Charles Borromeo, renowned like him for his wonderful zeal in every kind of labour for the clergy and faithful, but especially the poor, of his diocese.
O God, Thou wert pleased to have blessed Gregory, Thy Confessor and Bishop renowned as one who cherished his flock and loved the poor: in Thy mercy see that we extol his merits and imitate his charity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ...
'Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth...'