St Charles Borromeo
The feast day for our parish and neighbouring primary school, St Charles Borromeo Parish and School of Mary Immaculate Church Waverley, occurred on Saturday 4 November. St Charles was a Secular Franciscan. Enrolled in the Third Order of St. Francis he took the poverty of St. Francis of Assisi as the model for his life.
Prayer of St Charles Borromeo:
Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit.
Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches.
Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them.
Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain.
Let me realise that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures.
Help me to be faithful to this task that you have entrusted to me. Amen.