Saturday, June 23, 2018

Patron Saint of Football or Soccer - St. Luigi Scrosoppi - with Special Prayer for Teams to SHARE

The image of players making the sign of the cross as they run out on the pitch, or score a goal, is very familiar. The
Faith is an important feature in the lives of many top players. Practicing Catholic players include: Wayne Rooney, Reyes, Gilberto, Cech, Crespo, Del Horno, Duff, Alonso, Morientes, Ronaldo, O'Shea, Luque and Prso - to name but a few.
Most clubs have their own chaplain - Barcelona even has a chapel in their grounds. And all clubs have special Masses said for them throughout tournaments.
Since 2001, football players have had their own patron saint: St Luigi Scrosoppi. Born in 1804 in Udine, northern Italy, to a very poor family, Fr Luigi devoted his life to working with poor young men and women, establishing many orphanages and schools enabling young people to better themselves by gaining an education and skills. He also encouraged boys to take part in sports and is often depicted in art carrying a football.

(Edited from CathNews)
S. Luigi’s feast is kept on October 5th each year.
S. Luigi Scrosoppi, pray for us!

Prayer for football team

Please St Luigi Scrosoppi can you help the .... football team located in ...win their game against ...this weekend. Give them the strength, the courage, and the faith to use their abilities to the best they can and to have good sportsmanship throughout the game. Thank you. Amen

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