St. Philip Neri May 26

St. Philip left everything to serve the Divine Master and founded the Congregation of the Oratory. He would spend whole nights in the contemplation of heavenly things. He loved young men: “Amuse yourself,” he said to them, “but do not offend God.”

My heart grew hot within me and in my meditations a fire shall flame forth. — Gradual

The Imitation of Christ
Oh, if one had but a spark of real charity truly would he feel that all earthly things are full of vanity.
Ideal
This interesting saint should be well known. You would enjoy reading his life; it is full of interesting anecdotes and of a wonderful interest in neglected little boys, who had no one to take any interest in them or plan fun for them.
Today
After you will have read St. Philip’s life, perhaps you will feel like working out a scheme for fixing up a place where children who have no place to play could come to play with some older person taking care of them.
Slogan
Whatever you do for the least of these My brethren you do unto Me.