Dear Parish Family,
On August 9, after arriving from Lourdes, France, I checked my mail. In my mail, there was a small package from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma. Before I left, I wrote a letter to Archbishop Paul Coakley (who was a former Spiritual Director of Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, which Fr. Augustine and I attended) to ask for some information and maybe a relic of Blessed Stanley Rother (who was a graduate from the same seminary).
The archbishop gave our parish a First-Class relic of the future saint. He said in the letter, “The enclosed relic is our gift… It is entrusted to your care to foster devotion to Blessed Stanley and ought to be used for public veneration, not a merely for personal devotion.” Continue reading