Media Center Pick of the Week

“Pray to St. Anthony, he never fails.” Fr. Robert D’Aversa, T.O.R. comforted me during my anguish over the loss of my motorcycle keys. I borrowed a friend’s van to go home from San Pedro Center and prayed fervently for St. Anthony’s intercession. The next day, I wandered into the center’s small library and glanced at the main table. No luck. As I rested my hand on a shelf, the keys pressed into my palm! Ever since his own prayers were answered for the return of the friary’s hand copied version of the Psalms and the reconciliation of the thief, St. Anthony’s intercession has been sought in finding lost objects.

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“Pray to St. Anthony, he never fails.” Fr. Robert D’Aversa, T.O.R. comforted me during my anguish over the loss of my motorcycle keys. I borrowed a friend’s van to go home from San Pedro Center and prayed fervently for St. Anthony’s intercession. The next day, I wandered into the center’s small library and glanced at the main table. No luck. As I rested my hand on a shelf, the keys pressed into my palm! Ever since his own prayers were answered for the return of the friary’s hand copied version of the Psalms and the reconciliation of the thief, St. Anthony’s intercession has been sought in finding lost objects. Although this film’s subtitle, “The Miracle Worker,” may lead you to suspect an overly devotional production, “Saint Anthony” offers an intimate retelling of the struggles of this saint and doctor of the church. It’s all here: his conversion experience on the eve of knighthood, ordination as a priest in an Augustinian monastery, acceptance into St. Francis’ Order of Friars Minor, missionary service in Africa, shipwreck in Sicily, commissioning by St. Francis to teach theology, itinerant preaching, and his solidarity with the poor and imprisoned of Padua. Along the way, St. Anthony’s miracles are portrayed with a simplicity that will ignite your heart. This 95 minute, 2005 DVD is presented in Italian with English subtitles. Order this title from the Media Resource Center @ click here, or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher at 407-246-4895 (or 4897). Check out this great clip from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston about welcoming people into the church click here here or click here. (Dan Hardester serves as Secretary of the Evangelization Secretariat and Director of the Media Center.)