September 11 is the feast day of St. John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M. Learn more in the presentation below.
The Prayer of St. John Gabriel Perboyre
O my Divine Savior, transform me into Yourself. May my hands be the hands of Jesus. May my tongue be the tongue of Jesus. Grant that every faculty of my body may serve only to glorify You. Above all, transform my soul and all its powers so that my memory, will and affections may be the memory, will and affections of Jesus. I pray You to destroy in me all that is not of You. Grant that I may live but in You, by You and for You, so that I may truly say, with St. Paul, “I live– now not I– but Christ lives in me.”
“To prepare his people for persecution, which might break out any time, he [Fr. Perboyre] constantly preached on suffering and persecution and the glory of martyrdom.”
This 13th slide send me back to St. Augustine’s Sermon on Pastors. He says that negligent shepherds fail to prepare their flock for suffering in the world (see http://www.liturgies.net/Liturgies/Catholic/loh/week24fridayor.htm).