Are You Praying for Your Team? Patron Saint of Football and Soccer - St. Luigi Scrosoppi - with Short 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: Harrison Butker, 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 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