In June Aris and I made a pilgrimage to Wilmington DE for the feast of St. Anthony. The feast is a big deal in Wilmington and they bring out all the amusement park rides, the food vendors, and plenty of booths selling cold cheap wine.
St. Anthony is such a wonderful saint. He is constantly finding our lost objects, almost before we ask him. We keep him on his toes. I think of him as a serene Tony Bennett smiling down at us from above.
So, my friend Susie (pictured) and I were deeply into our prayers of gratitude in Anthony’s shrine. Note well the plastic cup in front of me. Moments after this rapturous moment I was thrown out of the church for drinking!
It was wonderful. I felt like I was 16 and rebellious. St. Anthony got a big kick out of it. He bought the next round.
Prayer is not available for sale in any format!