Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reflections On St. Anthony – Day 11, Defender of the Persecuted

Thank you for joining in for the eleventh of 13 days of reflections in preparation for the Feast of St. Anthony, filmed on location at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy. Today Fr. Mario reminds us that St. Anthony was a defender of the persecuted, nowadays we would call him a “human rights defender”. He helped children, elderly people, women and even prisoners. Through this focus he was a follower of traditional Catholic teaching and practice, but also from this point of view St. Anthony is a very modern personality.