Intern Insight – A Grateful Farewell

Intern Insight – A Grateful Farewell

When I began my summer internship at St. Anthony Shrine, I did not expect to forge such strong relationships as those I have within this community. As I prepare to head back to Boston College next week for my senior year, I leave behind not only a summer of exciting...

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Intern Insight – Last Day at the Shrine

Intern Insight – Last Day at the Shrine

It seems like only yesterday I was finding my way around the building and desperately trying to remember all of the information I had been told on orientation day. Since then, I have really enjoyed discovering some of the many special aspects of the Shrine. One part...

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Intern Insight – The Lazarus Ministry

Intern Insight – The Lazarus Ministry

A few weeks ago at the Shrine, we held a funeral for a man by the name of David Sanjurjo. It being a random Wednesday at work, I had not come into the office prepared for a funeral. As part of our Lazarus ministry here at the Shrine, we offer funeral services and...

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Adiós Hermano Juan

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....

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Intern Insight – A Busy Week at the Shrine

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...

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Intern Insights – The Bigger Picture

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,...

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Intern Insights – A Lesson Learned

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...

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Sunday, June 4th – Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, June 4th – Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, June 4th the church around the world celebrates Pentecost Sunday. Often referred to as "The Birthday of the Church". The Holy Spirit moves the Apostles to publicly proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ. The Apostles begin their  mission to proclaim the Good...

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Intern Insight – First Two Weeks at the Shrine

Intern Insight – First Two Weeks at the Shrine

My name is Anna Lenney and I am a rising junior at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. I have just completed the second week of my internship here at St. Anthony Shrine. What a first two weeks! After seeing first hand just a few of the many services...

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