Peter Chanel

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Saint of the Day: St. Peter Chanel

Marist Priest and Martyr (1803-1841) + Peter Chanel was born into a large family near Lyons, France. + Ordained a priest in 1827, he later discerned a call to serve in foreign missions and entered the newly founded Congregation of Marists in 1831. + The Marists had been entrusted with...
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Let St. Peter Chanel inspire your times of loneliness

This year, like every year, I disappeared to a secluded wilderness to be alone for a five-day spiritual retreat. And this year, like every year, I struggled with loneliness. Some people, I imagine, are quite happy to be alone for stretches of time far longer than five days. I’m not one of them. I miss my children too much and they chaos they bring. I miss my friends. I miss the activity, the people in the office, and the rhythm of daily Mass and familiar faces at the parish. I even miss social media and texting. It is very, very difficult to be alone.
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