While today is the memorial of Alphonsus Liguouri in the Universal Calendar, here at the Cathedral it is our Patronal Feast of St. Peter in Chains. The picture above is of the actual chains of St. Peter which are now contained in the minor Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Rome, not far from the ancient Colosseum. (This is also the location of Michaelangelo’s famous statue of Moses: (Dig the Horns!))
As we celebrate those two occassions when St. Peter was imprisoned (and eventually martyred) for his faith in Christ, are we willing to suffer persecutions for our following of Christ?
-Fr. Kyle Schnippel