As part of the twentieth year anniversary celebration of the Congregation of St. Athanasius, Fr. Anthony Aarons, TOR, was our preacher on Sunday, September 24 at our 11:30 AM Mass and at the Evensong at 4:00 PM at Stonehill College. A native of Jamaica, Father Aarons was an Anglican Priest before being received into the Catholic Church. He became a Franciscan and is a member of the Third Order Regular. Father Aarons was one of only 126 Americans selected by Pope Francis to be Missionaries of Mercy during the recent Holy Year of Mercy.
In this video recorded last Friday, Fr. Aarons talks about his conversion to Catholicism, his friendship with Fr. Bradford, the Congregation of St. Athanasius, and his being appointed a Missionary of Mercy.
You can view the video here:
Please note that Fr. Bradford is also a priest at St. Theresa’s Church and has an office there, but the Saint Gregory the Great Community and the Congregation of Saint Athanasius worship together at Saint Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill.