Beatings, Earthquakes and a Delicious Meal

by Father Brian J. Soliven on Tuesday May 16, 2023

In the first reading today, we find St. Paul in the city of Philippi, which will be the first church he establishes on the European continent. It's here where one of the most comedic events of Sacred Scripture takes place -- he's beaten with rods, thrown in prison, the earth quakes, and then something unexpected happens.