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John Gabriel Perboyre

The Prayer of Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.

O my Divine Saviour
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 to 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."

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)