Beloved saint’s legacy lives on through local police, religious order (

A beloved 17th-century saint might be surprised (and delighted) to learn his legacy lives on in hundreds of local police — thanks to a religious order, several archdiocesan schools and a unique ministry to Philadelphia law enforcement.

That heritage was in evidence Nov. 21, when the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #5 hosted a Mass and breakfast honoring first responders at its Northeast Philadelphia location. 

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