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Posted on 10/29/2009 9:45:02 AM PDT by NYer
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Father Antoine Thomas, CSJ
Fr. Antoine Thomas is a native of France. Before joining the Brothers of St. John in 1985, he was a member of the French Army in the Alpine Troops, pursued a degree in marketing both in France and the US, and enjoyed many active sports such as hang gliding, windsurfing, and mountain climbing in the Alps. The Congregation of St. John is one of the fastest growing religious orders within the Catholic Church. Founded in 1975 by Father Marie-Dominique Philippe, an outstanding Dominican figure in our time, the Order now numbers over 900 Brothers and Sisters who have been called to over 20 countries.
Fr. Antoine was ordained in 1992. After six years as chaplain of a large Catholic school in Paris, he was the prior of the new foundation of his community in Peoria, Illinois for six years. He was also the chaplain to the Bradley University students during that time. He now resides as at St Josephs Priory in Princeville, Illinois.
Fr. Antoine has given many Youth 2000 retreats throughout the United States, as well as seminars and retreats to seminarians and to active and contemplative sisters. He has formed a children's Eucharistic Adoration program known as Children of Hope which is being implemented in parishes around the World. Fr. Antoine is a regular guest on EWTN. He has filmed several series for them, as well as appearing on "Life on the Rock", Mother Angelica Live, and other shows.
Father Antoine has led children in Adoration all around the world. He has taken this program to Australia, Mexico, Canada, and many other countries. He has led in parishes and Cathedrals. In each place the message is the same, "To bring children close to the Heart of Jesus and to gaze upon Him in Adoration." He has participated in Eucharistic Congresses in Guadalajara, St Paul, Minnesota, and this Summer will be leading at the Eucharistic Congress in Canada.