The Anti-Depressant Saint

Posted May 26, 2019 9:50 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

The Anti-Depressant Saint

If it ’twere not the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we would celebrate today one of the most joyful and idiosyncratic of saints, Philip Neri, (+1595), the founder of the Congregation of the Oratory named after him, first in Rome (the city of which he was called the ‘second Apostle’), with houses now throughout the world. Philip was known for his joyful, exuberant spirit, the antithesis of the sadness and ennui that so palls our modern world. After death, his heart was physically twice its normal size, so filled was he with the love of God. Father Philip was known to

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