St Anthony of Padua


DB_DSC7186 Friar & AngelI do remember that day in the Jubilee Year

‘When I entered the Church in Lisbon

And tears rolled down my cheeks

A warm welcome I had sensed

To Lisbon

To the Church where St Anthony of Padua is venerated


I do also remember that day in Akita, Japan

When in the Garden I had so cheerfully spoken

To my Guardian Angel and named the angel Francesco

Oh, those days are long gone

Those days are in the past

They bring a smile to me now

And I thank God for guiding me

For letting me mature in my faith

For letting me grow spiritually

No longer drinking milk

But feasting on solid food

Relishing the Word of God

Contemplating on His immense love

Praise the Lord!