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Page 6 PO'ST-GAZETTE, MARCH 28, 2014 Saint Francis of Paola by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari .... . Saint Francis of Paola was born to very poor parents about the year 1416, at Paola, a small city in Calabria. As a child he suffered from a swelling which endangered the sight of one of his eyes. His parents had recourse to Francis of Assisi for a cure, and made a vow that their son should pass an entire year in the habit of St Francis in one of the monasteries of his order, a not uncommon practice in the Middle Ages. Francis entered a monastery of the Franciscan Order in order to fulfill the vow made by his parents. At the comple- tion of the year he went with his parents on a pilgrimage to Assisi, Rome, and other places of devotion. Returning to Paola, he selected a spot on his father's land, and there__ lived in solitude; later he went to live in a cave on the sea coast. Here he remained alone for about six years giving himself to prayer and mortification. In 1435 two companions joined him, neighbors built them three cells and a chapel in which a priest from the parish said Mass for them. This humble beginning is considered the foundation of the Minims Friars. Some fiftee.n years later, he built a monastery where he had led his eremiti- cal life and set a Rule for his followers emphasizing pen- ance, charity, and humility, and added to the three monas- tic vows, one of fasting and abstinence from meat. He also wrote a rule for tertiary's and nuns. The rule of life adopted by Francis and his religious was one of extraordinary severity. The distinguishing mark of the order was humil- ity. They were to seek to live unknown and hidden from the world. To express this character which he would have his disciples cultivate, Francis eventually obtained from the Holy See that they should be considered the least of all religious. In 1474 Pope Sixtus IV gave him permission to write a rule for his community, and to assume the title of Hermits of St. Francis: this rule was formally alroved by Pope Alexander VI, who, however, changed their title into that of Minims. The first monastery was built in 1454, followed by several others establishing foundations in southern Italy and Sicily. Sixtus IV sent Francis to France at the request of dying King Louis XI who was hoping for a cure through the inter- cession of Francis whose reputation for holiness and in- sight had come to his attention. The King was not cured, but was so comforted that Louis' son Charles VIII, became Francis' friend and benefactor and endowed several mon- asteries for the Minims. The esteem which Charles VIII held Francis was shared by Louis XII, who succeeded to the throne in 1498. Francis was now anxious to return to Italy, but the king would not permit him, not wishing to lose his counsels and direction) After a long life of penance, Francis spent the last three months of his life in his hermitage at the monastery in Plessis, France, which Charles had built for him. He passed away at the age of ninety-one on April 2 "d and was canonized in 1519 by Pope Leo X. His feast day is April i nd . Featuring... Fluffy Scrambled Eggs & Eggs Benedict Crisp Bacon French Toast with Warm Maple Syrup Cheese Blintzes with Assorted Fruit Compotes and Sour Cream Fresh Cut Fruit Salad Yogurt Station Pasta Checca } , Oven Roasted Potatoes Chicken Limone Baked Boston Schrod String Beans Milfoil Assortment of Fresh Baked Rolls Tossed and Caesar Salads Chilled Fruit ]uices and Coffee Carving Station Roast Prime Rib Honey Baked Spiral Ham Spinelli's Famous Sweets for Dessert s36.95 Per.dult $15.95 ported (Price Excludes Tax and Gratuity) Sunday, April 20th Seating Times: I 30, 11:45, 12:15, 1:30, 2:00, 3:30  4:00 Minimum Reservation 4 Guests Please For Non-Refundable Reservations Please Call 781-592-6400 ext 2 Spinelli's Function Facility Route One South - Lynnfield, MA ,,\\; I Visit our Shops for your . ;1 Traditional Easter Splties J ' - Boston Consular Corps Honored by Ancient and Honorable Artillery by Sal Giarratani L-R: Revere City Councilor Ira Novoselsky; Rep. Carlo Basile, D-East Boston; CDR Bob Gillen; Frank Magaletta; Joseph McNamee; Revere Clerk Magistrate Joseph Faretra; Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina; CDR Sen Kearns and Revere City Councilor Anthony Zambuto. On Thursday, March 13, the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company held a recep- tion honoring members of the Boston Con- sular Corps at the artillery company's head- quarters at Faneuil Hall. Annually, the Company travels worldwide as ambassadors of goodwill for the city, state and nation. Often during such visits, this Company meets with heads of state, politi- cal, diplomatic and military leaders. A good working relationship with the Consular Corps is important for the Company's mis- sion since their members are the local and regional representatives of nearly 60 coun- tries -- all UN member states -- fostering cultural linkages with their countries and technological transfer, economic develop- ment, and international understanding. The Ancient & Honorable Artillery Com- pany was chartered in 1638 and is the old- est chartered military organization in the western hemisphere and third oldest in the world. Their mission shifted from its initial goals of training young men for the various militias of the Commonwealth of Massachu- setts into what they currently work for which is the preservation of historic and patriotic traditions of the city and the nation. Regina Olivieri, Diana Novelle and Chastine Fedele. The Ancient and Honorable Artillery par- ticipates in events such as national holi- day celebrations and commemorations of the city, representing patriotism while waving our flag and proudly wearing their uniforms. They also contribute to the community raising funds for programs such as Marine Corps' Toys for Tots and maintain a histori- cal museum at Faneuil Hall. Warren Tolman, attorney general candidate with Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, D-East Boston. CDR Sen Kearns, USN, U.S. Constitution 73 d command and CDR Bob Gillen of Charlestown USN (ret) U.S. Constitution 59  command. - We know you miss SoWa in the off-season... From now until April 19th, 2014 they will be in the Salvation Army building, 2 "d Floor, 1500 Washington Street (a block from Foodie's) Boston, MA Every Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, they will have a sampling of your favorite handmade and vintage vendors offering a taste of spring to cure your polar vortex cabin fever. SoWa Market Come by and get your SoWa fixI If you've never been to SoWa before it's Boston's funky, cool arts district. The Winter Market is a weekly gathering of al-tists, photog- raphers, jewelers, toy de- signers, clothing makers, printer, painters, textile de- signers, vintage dealers ... and pretty much every kind of handmade vendor you can think off