Philippine Diary: St. Anthony Shrine in Forbes Park by Friar Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

My previous Friar Jack’s E-spiration (May 28, 2008) told of the tragic 1945 bombing and destruction of the old Church of St. Francis in Intramuros, Manila’s old walled city. Because the old church had become a popular center of devotions to St. Anthony, the sudden absence of that church had an effect on other FranciscanContinue reading “Philippine Diary: St. Anthony Shrine in Forbes Park by Friar Jack Wintz, O.F.M.”

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Voices from yesterday and today . . .by Peachy Maramba

ST. ANTHONY of PADUA: Our Patron Saint; Doctor of the Church 1195 – 1231 June 13 Next to St. Therese of Lisieux St. Anthony of Padua is considered the most popular saint in the world. The number of candles that are lit throughout the world to honor him and ask for his help is fantastic.Continue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS: Voices from yesterday and today . . .by Peachy Maramba”