This great soldier of Christ has had a profound influence on spirituality, even up till our own day.

Here is his well-known prayer: ‘Take, Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my whole will, all that I have and all that I possess. You gave it all to me, Lord; I give it all back to you. Do with it as you will, according to your good pleasure’.

May his total surrender of himself be ours as well, and may we know great blessing through it. May God be very close to you this day.