Intern Insights

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 seeing how many diverse programs the Shrine

Intern Insight – Reflection by Laura Sikora2016-12-15T12:24:04+00:00

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 is a hard thing

October intern Insight2016-10-14T10:29:45+00:00

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 very comforting to go back

Fall intern insight2016-09-23T11:17:04+00:00

The Latinx Ministry


My name is Kary Suazo and I am a senior at College of the Holy Cross. This past Sunday I was able to start working with the Latinx Ministry here at Saint Anthony Shrine. It was such an amazing experience meeting everyone for the first time. Instead of feeling out of place because I did

The Latinx Ministry2016-08-09T09:21:39+00:00

20s/30s Retreat!


As my time at the Shrine winds down (I leave tomorrow!), I reflect on the amazing experience I had here, and specifically of recently connecting with our 20s/30s Young Adults Ministry leader, Erin Murphy, with whom I organized and facilitated a retreat on Saturday. Earlier in July, we sat down and thought up the idea

20s/30s Retreat!2016-08-01T09:28:23+00:00

My Experience with Bread on the Common


This past week I helped out with the Bread on the Common ministry. Bread on the Common takes place every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Mary Ann Ponti, the Director of Outreach at the Shrine, leads about 15 volunteers in providing food to the homeless population around Downtown Boston. I didn’t realize how

My Experience with Bread on the Common2016-07-29T16:47:52+00:00

A week filled with different ministering- intern insight


This week was packed with many things to do!  Here at the Shrine, a day we love to celebrate is #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving November 29th, 2016.  Being the social media intern, I spent most of my day attending their webinar and learning more about this day of giving.  I realized that the Shrine

A week filled with different ministering- intern insight2016-07-15T16:35:52+00:00

Intern Insights


Being a short week, this week was still filled with so many things to do.  On Tuesday and Wednesday I began editing a promotional video for The Arch Street Band (keep looking for the post to come!)  The video is basically a short video featuring the band and the community around them.  I wanted to

Intern Insights2016-07-08T15:17:04+00:00

*Bread* on the Common


Being at the Shrine has taught me a number of valuable things already in my short three weeks of being here. Among them all, I must choose the lesson of “St. Anthony’s Bread” as my favorite thus far. This idea manifests itself in the Ministry of Bread on the Common, a ministry that offers sandwiches, conversation, and

*Bread* on the Common2016-07-08T13:39:11+00:00

First Veterans’ Luncheon at St. Anthony Shrine, Arch Street


We were privileged to have veterans join us for the first of our monthly Veterans' Luncheons at St. Anthony Shrine. Attendance was about 30 veterans who seemed to enjoy their meals very much and are looking forward to next month's luncheon. Many thanks to Mary Ann Ponti, Director of Outreach, and her volunteers as well as Kevin

First Veterans’ Luncheon at St. Anthony Shrine, Arch Street2016-06-28T16:10:28+00:00