Intern Insights

Adiós Hermano Juan

I met Br. Juan de la Cruz Turcios on my first day at Saint Anthony Shrine. He was very memorable among the many people I met that day because he started dancing after we were all introduced. I didn’t realize it then but this is pretty normal occurrence for Br. Juan....

Intern Insight – A Busy Week at the Shrine

There is a constant flow of activity at the Shrine. Yet again, I have found that it is very difficult to choose one topic to write about in my biweekly blog post as there have been so many noteworthy moments. The following are just a few of of the events from past...

Intern Insights – The Bigger Picture

In the past few weeks at the Shrine, things have been business as usual, working in the office and completing small, but important, tasks. While it is easy to think of the Shrine in terms of big events such as the Feast Day or our Friends of the Shrine Pasta Dinner,...

Intern Insights – A Lesson Learned

During these past four weeks at Saint Anthony Shrine, I have had a plethora of wonderful experiences very worthy of sharing in my Intern Insight post. As Christians, we are taught to love and serve those who are in need. Saint Paul wrote: “Love must be sincere. Hate...

Intern Insight – Reflection by Laura Sikora

When I first began my time here at the Shrine in the summertime I soon realized how many lives St. Anthony Shrine touches.  The Friars and lay staff do everything they can to make this place better and better each day.  I began exploring the different ministries and...

October intern Insight

St. Anthony Shrine is a great place to be during the fall.  As the leaves are changing colors so are the decorations at the Shrine.  The weather is getting colder but the hearts here at the Shrine are still as warm as a hot summer's day.  Being in school and working...

Fall intern insight

As summer came to close and all of the interns had to go back to school there were a couple of us who are continuing our internship through the fall.  Overall my summer experience at St. Anthony Shrine gave me a lot of experience with walks of every lifestyle.  It’s...

Meet The Interns


Anna Lenney

The College of the Holy Cross; Studio Art and Religious Studies


Kathryn Chaney

Boston College; Applied Psychology & Human Development and Communications

The interns' blog posts represent their personal views and aren't necessarily representative of the views of St. Anthony Shrine or of the friars of Holy Name Province.