June 4, 2021

Feast of San Francesco Caracciolo

San Francesco Caracciolo, ora pro nobis
June 4th is the Feast of San Francesco Caracciolo, patron saint of chefs and protector of Naples. In celebration, I'm posting a prayer to Saint Francis Caracciolo. The accompanying photo was taken at Saint Joseph's Church (40 Spring Street) in Lodi, New Jersey. Evviva San Francesco Caracciolo!
Prayer to Saint Francis Caracciolo
O God, You have manifested your love in the priest Saint Francis Caracciolo by making him an adorer of the Eucharist, a preacher of Your divine love, an apostle to the poor, the sick and the sinners. Grant, we implore you, that we may imitate his love for Jesus in the Eucharist, and spare no effort to work for the salvation of our brothers and sisters, always for the greater glory of the risen Christ. Through the intercession of Saint Francis, we ask you to inspire many young men and women to follow Christ totally in the the spirit of prayer, penance and zeal for the building of your kingdom here on earth, Amen.