Statue of Saint Anthony
Our new statue of St. Anthony
Brothers and Sisters,
I am so happy to announce that our new statue of St. Anthony which we commissioned for our 100th anniversary is now finished and on its way from Italy. The studio who carved and painted the statue is in Northern Italy which had a so many cases of the virus. They were shut down for 2 months but recently allowed to reopen. They finished our statue last week and will soon ship it out to us.
Here is a picture of this beautiful statue that they made. It is also significant that this statue of our patron unites us with our brothers and sisters in Italy who have also suffered so much recently. Let us pray that through the intercession of St. Anthony of Padua, the miracle worker, that God may deliver us from this situation and that we might come out on the other side of this with greater faith, hope and love.
With much affection,