St. Peter Chrysologus ("the man of golden speech") earned the title of Doctor of the Church for his eloquent sermons, of which some two hundred remain. Made Archbishop of Ravenna by miraculous intervention of St. Peter in 433, he rooted out all remaining traces of paganism, as well as a number of abuses among the Christians. In his sermons he strongly urged frequent Communion. He is supposed to have given us the saying: "He who wants to laugh with the devil cannot rejoice with Christ." St. Peter died about the year 450 in his native city of Imola.
Eucharistic adoration is held every Tuesday starting after 8 a.m. Mass and continuing all day until 6:45 p.m. There are special prayer booklets available containing prayers for vocations during adoration. Confessions are held from 6-6:30 p.m. Following adoration, evening Mass begins at 7 p.m.