FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY, March 27-29


COLUMNS: GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

by Sister Mary Lucy Astuto

TRUE STORY OF A PRIESTíS CONVERSION - Part Two

      On June 24, 1997 a Chicago priest, Pastor of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, sent out a letter to all of his parishioners, concerning reverence for the Holy Eucharist which I was able to share with you last week. In that letter Fr. Simon expressed his desire to place Our Eucharistic Lord at the center of attention in his Church. In other words, Father wrote about a personal conversion he had experienced.

      Three months later, Father Simon again wrote a letter to his parishoners. I wanted to share it with you, as well. It is as follows.

      People have asked if they might share it or copy it (These letters June 24th, and Sept 16th that are reprinted with permission here and in my column last week). Please do! As Pilate said, "What I have written I have written." Should I be ashamed to hold the faith of two thousand years? I not only don't think so, I know so! Reproduce it and share it with all. May God bless you.