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St. Anthony’s Feast Day – ‘Bread Day’


These past four weeks at the Shrine have significantly increased my understanding about the dynamics of the city of Boston, and more broadly, the dynamics of the United States in general. As someone who lived on the South Shore of Massachusetts her entire life, I was never aware of the drastic differences in socioeconomic status

St. Anthony’s Feast Day – ‘Bread Day’2019-06-26T11:27:23-04:00

Shrine to host ‘Kids Heathy Minds Initiative’ Lunch


On Monday, June 10 from 12:15-1 PM the Shrine will host a representative from The Franciscan Childrens' Hospital to talk about mental health awareness in Children and adolescents. This event is free to all. Bring your own lunch and learn more. This event is part of the Archdiocese and Franciscan Children's Kids Healthy Minds Initiative. Why Kids?

Shrine to host ‘Kids Heathy Minds Initiative’ Lunch2019-06-04T11:05:27-04:00

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 26, 2019


Greetings of peace. On Memorial Day, we remember and honor all of those who have sacrificed their lives in service to their country. In the Gospel today, Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will teach us everything. Are we ready to hear theHoly Spirit? Are we open to change and conversion of heart? Are we

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 26, 20192019-05-28T15:20:05-04:00

My First Few Days


One word that describes my first week at St. Anthony Shrine is unexpected. I came into work on Wednesday morning, never having been to the Shrine, and was amazed. From the outside, the building looked like every other “normal” building. As I stepped inside, I felt as if I was entering a totally different atmosphere.

My First Few Days2019-05-24T14:24:12-04:00

Lazarus Funeral for Mr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez


This morning, May 22, 2019, we held a Lazarus Funeral here at the Shrine for a Mr. Rodolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez. Mr. Rudy was a kind and gentle man to everyone he came across. The service was yet again a representation of what a truly beautiful ministry the Lazarus Ministry really is. Having 10 BC High

Lazarus Funeral for Mr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez2019-05-22T13:32:32-04:00

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter


We extend a note of congratulations to the eight people who will graduate from the Shrine’s Spiritual DirectionTraining Program this weekend: Genevieve Baudin, Mary Michael Leahy, Joanne Leary, Rachelle Linner, DonnaMacoul, James Morris, Barbara Murray, and Thomas Sepeck. They have completed a two-year program of study. Carol Mitchell, the Director of this program, does great

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter2019-05-20T09:57:53-04:00

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday


Easter greetings! The Lord has Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! We extend a special welcome to any new visitors to the Shrine. We hope that you have a great experience with the church while you are here. Let me tell you a little about the Shrine community. We are 25 Franciscan Friars of the Order of Friars Minor, the province of

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday2019-04-23T09:46:27-04:00