Fix your minds on the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Inflamed with love for us, He came down from heaven to redeem us. For our sake, He endured every torment of body and soul, and shrank from no bodily pain. He Himself gave us an example of perfect patience and love. We, then, are to be patient in adversity.

Lord God, by whom the holy are exalted, and Saint Francis of Paola was raised to share in the glory of the saints, let his prayer and example bring us the reward you have promised to the humble. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen!