(ran PT edition)
More than 150 people attended a recent double ordination at Saint Leo Abbey for Brother Francis Flood, OSB, and Brother Rick Hugli, OSB. Bishop John C. Favolora was the celebrant for the Rev. Flood's ordination to the priesthood and for the ordination of Brother Hugli to transitional diaconate.
A native of Queens, N.Y., Flood has a master's degree in gerontological nursing and has been a member of the Army Reserve _ Nurse Corps since 1981 where he holds the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He joined the Saint Leo Community in 1987 and was solemnly professed in 1992.
He received his master of divinity degree from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.
Brother Hugli has a bachelor's degree in psychology and is working toward a master's degree in liturgical studies at St. John's University.
He has served as Saint Leo Abbey liturgy coordinator and as director of the Abbey retreat center.
He is a native of Ocala and the son of John and Sally Ann Hugli.
Catholic church to honor patron saint
Today, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in San Antonio, Fla., is celebrating the
feast of St. Anthony of Padua, patron of the church and patron of the town of San Antonio.
St. Anthony was a Franciscan friar who lived in Italy in the 13th century and he is often invoked by Catholics for the recovery of lost things.
Judge Edmund Dunne, founder of the town of San Antonio, chose the name for the colony in 1882 because years earlier he was lost in a desert and prayed to St. Anthony to help him find his way.
After today's 5:30 p.m. Mass, parishioners will gather for a covered-dish supper at the Knights of Columbus Hall on County Road 577.
Pastor J. Dennis Murphy, OSB, sponsors the supper each year to thank the parishioners for their hard work throughout the year.
Meat, bread, drinks, and table service will be provided, and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.