St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)
The son of a count and a nephew of Pope Pius IV, Charles was a papal secretary of state who enforced the reforms of the Council of Trent and helped write the Roman Catechism. A priest and bishop, he was loved for his simplicity, piety, generosity, and self-sacrifice.

Reflections from the Saints

If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.
– St. Charles Borromeo