Find Your Way

The Church throughout the world echoes the angel's message to the women: "Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised...Come, see the place where he lay." (Mt 28:5-6)

This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.

That is why we tell everyone: "Come and see!" In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life's troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly, and the outcast..."Come and see!": Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.

Pope Francis, Easter 2014

A Blessed Easter from the Friars!

Pax et Bonum,

Fr. Michael E. Heine, OFM Conv.
Director
Info@ShrineofStAnthony.org

 

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Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips in Concert Friday April 25th 7:00pm.  

Divine Mercy Sunday April 27th Schedule of Activities

   
I am not Alone...the Journey of Spiritual Direction Sat. May 17th & Sat. May 24th   St. Anthony Pilgrimage Day Saturday June 14th 12 noon -9:00pm.
   

 

 

 

Conventual Franciscan Friar Father James McCurry reminisces about his personal meetings with Bl. Pope John Paul II. At turns humorous and poignant, each of Fr. James' encounters with Pope John Paul II reveal aspects of the soon-to-be-Saint's life and ministry.
 

 

 

 

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