Saint Charles Borromeo

“Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10.)

Saint Augustine of Hippo comments on this verse from the First Reading proclaimed at Mass today:

“The rule of love is that one should wish his friend to have all the good things he wants to have himself and should not wish the evils to befall his friend which he wishes to avoid himself. He shows this benevolence to all men. No evil must be done to any. Love of one’s neighbor works no evil. Let us then love even our enemies as we are commanded, if we wish to be truly unconquered.” (Of True Religion, 87.)

Preserve in the midst of Your people,
we ask, O Lord,
the spirit with which You filled
the Bishop Saint Charles Borromeo,
that Your Church may be constantly renewed
and, by conforming herself to the likeness of Christ,
may show His face to the world.
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen