One of the epitaphs of Saint Philip Neri’s is:
“Philip Neri, learned and wise, by sharing the pranks of children himself became a child again.”
Father Frederick Miller’s excellent article ”Saint Philip Neri and the Priesthood” gives a glimpse into this wonderful saint.
On a personal note, I went to Neri’s tomb at the Chiesa Nuova (Rome) yesterday to offer a prayer for a friend, and myself, and found consolation.
Remember, ”To pray well requires the the whole man.”