Feast of St. Anthony Mary Pucci (January 9)   Leave a comment

Above:  Viareggio in Tuscany, Italy, 1870

Image in the Public Domain

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SAINT ANTHONY MARY PUCCI (April 16, 1818-January 12, 1892)

Roman Catholic Priest

His feast transferred from January 12

Born into a peasant family in Poggiole di Vernio, Eustacchio Pucci joined the Servite order at age 18, taking the name Anthony Mary.  Ordained a priest in 1843, he became parish priest at Viareggio, where he spent the rest of his life–48 years.  (That is an impressive tenure!)  There the saint fulfilled his sacramental duties.  He also cared for the sick, the poor, and the aged.  He also demonstrated heroism during two epidemics and founded a children’s home.  St. Anthony Mary Pucci tended to the spiritual and material needs of people in his care; Jesus, I am sure, approved.

The Roman Catholic Church beatified him in 1952 and canonized him a decade later.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 28, 2011 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF KAMAHAMEHA AND EMMA, KING AND QUEEN OF HAWAII

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Heavenly Father, shepherd of your people,

we thank you for your servant Saint Anthony Mary Pucci,

who was faithful in the care and nurture of your flock.

We pray that, following his example and the teaching of his holy life,

we may by your grace attain our full maturity in Christ,

through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Ezekiel 34:11-16 or Acts 20:17-35

Psalm 84

1 Peter 5:1-4 or Ephesians 3:14-21

John 21:15-17 or Matthew 24:42-47

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 60

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Revised on November 14, 2016

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