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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

Catholic universities will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community but it also finds application beyond it.

Pope John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (40)