Monthly Archives: May 2013
According to a website explaining the St. Philip Neri Award Program, “St. Philip Neri was selected as the Patron Saint of Special Forces in 2002 because he embodied the traits of the ideal Special Forces Soldier, Selfless, Superb Teacher, and Inspirational Leader.”
O holy St. Philip Neri, patron saint of joy, you who trusted the Scripture promise that the Lord is always at hand and that we need not have anxiety about anything, in your compassion heal our worries and sorrows and lift the burdens from our hearts. We come to you as one whose heart swells with abundant love for God and all creation. Bear us, we pray, especially in this need (make your request here). Keep us safe through your loving intercession, and may the joy of the Holy Spirit which filled your heart, St. Philip, transform our lives and bring us peace. Amen.