Franciscan saints & blesseds: December 2010 Archives

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The blogger at "The Hermeneutic of Continuity," Father Tim Finigan, posted a YouTube video clip of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina showing some rare footage. It is a very delightful video of the saint with his Capuchin brothers.  

Father Tim notes that "At the end, they are obviously teasing him about the camera and he hits the cameraman with his cincture. We see him in the refectory and in the Church, and there are scenes of his brothers dealing with the massive postbag which he generated." Finigan also notes the footage of Saint Pio celebrating the Mass. One thing I notice is that the Capuchin priests all cover their hoods when vested for Mass -as they are supposed to do, too often covering the hood is not done not only by Franciscans but the Dominicans, too; the acolyte serves the Mass with a surplice and hood uncovered.

Watch the rare footage of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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