A Man for Our Lady of Vilnius Parish! Who knew!
On April 29, 2007, when members of Council 12 were permitted to enter Our Lady of Vilnius Church to retrieve their property, I found a medal with the face of St. Charles Borromeo on it. The medal was apparently issued to honor the 50th anniversary in the priesthood of Father Charles Tallarico. None of the parishioners that I asked about Father Tallarico seemed to remember him, nor have any idea of how the medal made its way to our choir loft.
The November issue of Magnificat celebrates this day as the feast of St. Charles, stating the following about him:
"As both a civil and a canon lawyer, as well as a bishop, Saint Charles understood the pastoral work of law-giving according to the model of Christ. His unflagging efforts to promote Christian life and Church reform were prompted by a profoundly self-sacrificing love of Christ living in the Church."
Please ask for the intercession of St. Charles Borromeo and Father Charles Tallarico in restoring Our Lady of Vilnius' community of faith