Anthonian Highlights Boston’s Franciscan Food Center

HNP Communications Around the Province

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The care for the human condition and the nutrition offered to hungry Bostonians are featured in the spring 2010 issue of The Anthonian, the publication of St. Anthony’s Guild. It describes the nearly two-year-old program.

“This issue shows how people who think they are trapped in Good Friday are brought to the hope of Easter,” said guild director Joseph Hertel, OFM, in his letter on the inside cover. “The food program in Boston, the solidarity with those who are victims of injustice, and the prayer for the people of Haiti are great examples of how we help God bring those who have little hope to know the joy of Easter.”

The issue also features an article by Octavio Duran, OFM, about Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador who was assassinated on March 24, 1980. Octavio, while a seminarian in the late 1970s, photographed and interviewed the archbishop of San Salvador.

Thirty years after the death of Archbishop Romero, “It is not only I who remember him, but so do millions of people around the world who regard this bishop and martyr as a saint,” said Octavio. His photos are included in a book about Archbishop Romero by Scott Wright, published by Orbis Books, a division of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. 

Other friars who are featured in this issue of The Anthonian are:
· Miguel Loredo, OFM, of Florida, in an article titled “Painting and Praying”
· Steven Pavignano, OFM, of New York, in “My Franciscan Journey”
· Jud Weiksnar, OFM, of New Jersey, in “Faith in Action for Justice”

Previous issues of The Anthonian can be found on the Province’s Web site. Copies of the publication are available by contacting St Anthony’s Guild at 973-778-1915.