St. Ambrose 65th Anniversary Dinner Dance
December 8, 2018
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - Blessing of the Animals October 4, 2018
St. Anthony of Padua Mass June 13, 2018
St. Anthony’s Bread - The excellent expression of devotion to St. Anthony, known as St. Anthony’s Bread, goes back to the Thirteenth Century. It has been a source of many favors and graces, and has also been of great aid to the poor and the needy. According to the most ancient chronicles a child of Padua, even while the great basilica was building, fell into a barrel of water, and was drowned. In her grief the mother called on St. Anthony for help, and promised she would donate the child’s weight in grain for the poor if she were restored to life. While the mother was still praying, the child arose as if from sleep. This miracle gave rise to the pious practice of giving alms to the poor as a petition or in return for favors received through St. Anthony’s intercession. The practice received its present name from a favor received by a pious girl named Louise Bouffier at Toulon in France in the last century. She promised loaves of bread for the poor in exchange for St. Anthony’s help. Her shop later became a center of devotion to the Saint; the alms of those whose favors were heard were given to the numerous poor families of the city.
Thank you to Il Paesano Pizzeira for donating the bread and also Ida & Biagio Abruzzese. God bless youfor your devotion to St. Anthony.
Corpus Christi 2018