Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Here at the Companions of St. Anthony, we the Conventual Franciscan Friars and our friends at the Shrine of St. Anthony continue to pray for and walk in solidarity with all of you. May the Lord bring all of you his peace.
While the government has set up physical boundaries to keep families in our nation safe, it has also provided the baptized with the opportunity to intensify their experience of the domestic Church. The home and family is an image of the universal Church: a communion of knowledge and love that is given life and harmony by being united to Christ. Many married couples report blessings upon their marriages and the fruitfulness of being able to spend more time with their children.