Before Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, New England had appeared in one Super Bowl and lost. Then Bill Belichick and Tom Brady came along and led the Patriots to 11 Super Bowls and 6 Championships in 20 years. This data merely makes the connection between the Patriots and today’s saint. The connection: a gridiron. The saint: Lawrence the Martyr.
Saint Peter in his letter says of Jesus, ‘He received honor and glory from the Father when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory, “This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”’
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Mighty oak trees line the carriage way leading to the main entrance of the stately 1905 mansion that became the administration building at Stonehill College. Still today visitors and employees often feel the sting of a random acorn striking them on the noggin!
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“My daughter has just died. But come, lay your hands on her, and she will live.” Matthew 9:18 In 1902, a child was martyred, Maria Goretti, not yet 12 years old. She was canonized in Rome in 1950 before the biggest crowd to witness a canonization up to that time. Her mother and her murderer were in attendance.
“If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul, you can tell the Love of Jesus and say he died for all.” That is the second stanza of one of my favorite hymns, There is a Balm in Gilead.