This weekend, after a beautiful mass in celebration of Venerable Patrick Peyton, some of our visitors accompanied me to his gravesite, where we had a small memorial service. When I paused to open up time for questions and discussion regarding Venerable Patrick Peyton’s life, a young boy rolling around in the grass asked “why is he so important?”
Just like Barnabas and Paul today, Patrick Peyton was an ordinary person who was human like us, but sought to do more with his life by bringing the Word of God to people everywhere. Being ordinary does not prevent us from possessing a faith that is strong, powerful, and reveals Christ to others.
Let us all pray for the Sainthood of this great man, and that we may emulate the faith and goodwill the saints before us did.
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!