Dear Companion of St. Anthony:
Peace and all good. In some ways our lives are becoming more normal, even if we are still wearing masks. There are Frist Communions, Confirmations, Graduations to attend. We are feeling and seeing the signs of spring.
In May we remember our Mother’s and we look to Mary as a model for all mothers. Many parishes and even the Shrine of St. Anthony will host a May crowning to give Mary due honor. The Our Lady of the Angels Province Anthem is devoted to Our Lady:
Queen of the Angels we greet you,
Queen of heaven now we entreat you.
You, the dawn, and you the portal
Through whom came the Light Immortal.
Sing for joy, O Virgin fairest,
Beautiful beyond all the rest.
Pray for your children, O Mother,
And show us the way to Jesus, our Brother.
St. Anthony once said; “Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge.”
Please know of my gratitude for all of you who support the friars, our staff, and our Companions ministry. May our good God bless you abundantly this month.
St. Anthony, pray for us.