May 26: St. Philip Neri

St. Philip was a very happy and friendly saint who wanted only to bring the Good News of Jesus to everyone.

“Heavenly Father, you gave us St. Philip Neri to be for us an example of holy joy and mirth. We ask you as the great day of Pentecost approaches to fill us with this joy of the Holy Spirit as you did your faithful servant Philip Neri. Through his intercession, may we conclude this Easter Season with a heart burning with love for You. May the Holy Spirit so fill our heart and soul that You become our only love and desire. Enkindle in us the zeal and burning love of the disciples gathered into Upper Room on Pentecost Sunday. Then we will glorify You through Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit before all the world. Amen.” (from 2 Hearts network)