The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle


Matthew 16:13-19


Right after Peter had confessed his faith,

Jesus gave him the keys to the Kingdom.

Pete was promised his future primacy.

He said Christ was Messiah and God’s Son.


We can make this profession too, through faith.

God gave Peter and us the gift of faith.

Christ made Peter the leader of the Church.

Peter was the Apostles’ quarterback.


Saints have seen Popes as Peter’s successors.

Bears have also seen this Papal vision.

Peter has the Kingdom keys; we have fobs.

Those of us in Legatus have great jobs.


Legatus is Latin: ambassador.

We drive in the far-right lane for Jesus.


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.

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Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Papal Keyes, Stone carving from the facade of the Cathedral of Rome, St John Lateran.,