The Chair of Peter

Holy Spirit

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The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter has been celebrated on February 22nd  in the Roman Catholic Church since the 4th century. On this day the ancient Romans remembered their dead, and so today we remember the Apostle Peter.

The chair’s a teacher’s chair, not a royal throne. It has a symbolic place behind the main altar of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica.  A window bearing the symbol of the Holy Spirit casts its light on the chair and those who sit upon it, Peter the Apostle and those who succeed him.

Today’s a good day to look at our present “chairman” Pope Francis ,who became pope on March 13, 2013 and ask God to keep him strong and faithful as a teacher of the church.

Today is a good time to visit that great church built over the tomb of Peter.

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2 thoughts on “The Chair of Peter

  1. Gail Smyder

    Thank you Father Victor. You send such wonderful words and the You Tube videos are such gifts. Almost like being there……God has blessed you so richly with and in your ministry and you share so beautifully.
    There is much ahead for us and I think we need to simply accept the deep spirit of humility Pope Benedict shows us and pray with and for him in the days ahead. The K of C has a beautiful prayer for us to pray daily. Prayers for your present mission.
    Gail

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