Almighty God, who made Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso
a good shepherd,
to build up with exemplary virtue
the flock entrusted to him;
grant that we may follow his teachings
and walk without wavering
under the guidance of the Gospel
until, at length, we come to contemplate you
in your eternal Kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.
Collect at the General Intercessions
O God by whose grace
Blessed Ildefonso Schuster
served at your altars
in perfect recollection and quietness of heart,
radiating peace even in the midst of war,
grant, we beseech you, through his intercession,
that we may prefer nothing to the praise of your majesty
and never despair of your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.