Loving God, in late 16th century Italy you gave Saint Mary Magdelene de Pazzi special gifts of loving intimacy with you, along with many difficulties and much suffering. Through it all, she remained hopeful and more concerned with others than with herself. Help us, O God, through the prayers of St. Mary Magdelene de Pazzi, not to let success make us think ourselves superior to others. Saint Mary Magdelene de Pazzi, pray for us. Amen.