Pillars of the Church Depicted

Paul Keggington

June 29, 2008

img_4324_0894.jpgSt. Francis Chapel in the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity visualizes the reality of Sts. Peter and Paul being pillars of the Church. Find both saints guarding the tabernacle of an altar carved by an Australian artisan early in the history of this religious community. On this Sunday people of God around the world celebrate in solemnity the dedication of these two teachers of the faith.

Benedict XVI has also declared June 2008-June 2009 the year of St. Paul in celebration of the 2,000th anniversary of the saint’s birth. “May he (God) guide us and protect us in this bimillenary celebration,” the Pope added, “helping us to advance in the humble and sincere search for the full unity of all the members of the mystical body of Christ.”

When’s the last time you paged through one of St. Paul’s letters in your Bible? What inspires you about this Apostle to the Gentiles?

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