Friday, June 17, 2011

Relic of St. Anthony of Padua stolen – UPDATE!

From Father Z:

UPDATE 17 June:

"I thank a reader for alerting me to the news item at Catholic Culture:
Police in Long Beach, California, have arrested Maria Solis, 41, in conjunction with the theft of a relic of St. Anthony of Padua from a parish on June 13. The relic was discovered undamaged in her living room and has been returned to the parish; the suspect is not a parishioner.
“St. Anthony is the patron saint of travelers and lost things, but today he’s also the honorary saint of the Long Beach Police Department,” said Father Jose Magana, pastor of St. Anthony’s Parish.
I wasn’t aware that police department’s have patron saints, but it is a very good idea.
Let there be sung Non nobis and Te Deum."

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