Africa, St Patrick's Missions
June 2022, Vol. 87 No. 5
Our June issue is out now. On June 13th we celebrate the feast of St Anthony, the saint of the “small things”, people’s everyday worries and mishaps. He is especially venerated in the “Latin” countries – myriads of parishes and churches bear his name. In Brazil, in addition to helping find lost objects, there is a strong belief he will also find you a suitable partner in marriage! And, of course, there is the widespread belief he will let nobody go without bread. On the cover Dora and Luiza Procópio celebrate the feast of St Anthony in their parish in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Notice the pãezinhos (bread rolls) in his hands. Also in this issue Fr John O’Brien OFM tells us the life story of St Anthony; John Cassidy tells the story of Peter Hardy, a parishioner and friend in Ipswich; Sr Chinenye Lumenze MMM, from Nigeria, reflects on what the International Day of the African Child (June 16th) means to her; Fr Donal Dorr looks at Spiritual Guidance; and Michael Sheerin remembers singer and songwriter Nanci Griffith (1953-2021). We hope you enjoy our June issue.
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