Feast Day of St. Anthony Mary Pucci
Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the intercession of St. Anthony Mary Pucci. Here is a little information about him. “Servite priest born on April 16, 1819, at Poggiole, Italy, christened Eustace. He entered the Servites about 1837, taking the name Anthony Mary, and he was ordained in 1843. Assigned to Viareggio, Italy, Anthony became pastor of the parish in 1847. His entire life was spent instructing children, caring for the sick and poor, and pioneering the Holy Childhood Society. He was heroic during the epidemics of 1854 and Anthony Mary died on January 14, 1892, in Viareggio. He was canonized in 1962.”
St. Anthony Mary Pucci, pray for us.