14. 08. 03

TWO FAVORITE FEAST DAYS: This Monday and Tuesday are both days of memory and devotion for me.  August 4 is the Feast of Saint John Vianney.  This nineteenth century French priest is a patron saint of diocesan priests and is the namesake for our local college seminary.  Please pray for the 150 young men who are preparing for priesthood there.  And Tuesday is the Feast of the Dedication of Saint Mary Major Basilica in Rome.  I lived very near that ancient church when first I moved to Rome, and spent some important moments there.  Happy summertime feasts!