Categories: Daily Commentaries Tags: , , Leave a comment

MEMORIAL OF ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

MEMORIAL OF ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
Grace through the side door

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, a wildly popular preacher in the early 1200s, known as the “hammer of heretics” because of his persuasive, knowledgeable oratory, aided by a loudspeaker of a voice. In fact, his gift for preaching was discovered by accident when he was plugged in to give a last-minute homily. The accidental discovery of his gifts shows that God’s grace can enter the world through the side door. Take a moment in honor of Saint Anthony to consider the ways God’s grace has appeared unexpectedly in your own life.

Today’s readings:2 Corinthians 3:15—4:1,3-6; Matthew 5:20-26 (362).

“For God who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts.”

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *