Feastday: June 22
Patron: of adopted children, lawyers, civil servants, politicians, and difficult marriages
Beatified: December 29th, 1886 by Pope Leo XIII
Canonized: May 19th, 1935 by Pope Pius XI
Prayer for Good HumorGrant me oh Lord, good digestion,
and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and
the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows
to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things
back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom,
grumbles, sighs, and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that
obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me O Lord, a good sense of humor,
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke
to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.