Bishop Persico Visits On Saint Benedict’s Day

Bishop Lawrence Persico, Bishop of Erie, and an alumnus of Saint Vincent Seminary, was the principal celebrant and homilist for the feast of the passing of Saint Benedict on March 21. The theme of Bishop Persico’s homily was Saint Benedict’s two-fold admonition to “seek God and to serve God.” Seeking God and serving God, the bishop noted, are goals for every disciple of Christ, since Christ is the model for each of us in seeking and serving God. He noted that the example of Pope Francis in these early days of his papal ministry has shown us that an important and a concrete way in serving God is our care for the poor and the marginalized in our world. During these days of the Lenten and Easter seasons, we are called to a deeper consciousness of what it means to seek and to serve God.