Twenty-seven years ago, Carla Wrublik’s mother invited her to join the Legion of Mary, an organization devoted to helping its members grow in holiness through prayer — especially the rosary — and service.
When Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers turned 50, he could no longer belong to the Young President’s Organization. That’s when the Catholic businessman decided to found Legatus, an organization geared toward corporate executives and their spouses
His leadership helped bring down the Soviet Union. He forgave the man who tried to kill him. He traveled the world and wrote 14 encyclicals. Throughout his 27-year papacy, St. John Paul inspired millions.
They came by the busload to implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some 6,000 local Catholics poured into the Phoenix Convention Center Oct. 12 for the colorful pageantry of the annual Arizona Rosary Celebration.
The international prayer campaign that began in Texas 10 years ago is still going strong. The local fall campaign, which began Sept. 24, is taking place outside abortion and family planning facilities in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and Flagstaff.
Two Valley Catholics have established an Arizona chapter for the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. The organization supports the maintenance and restoration of the vast array of art held in the Vatican museums. Some of the art pre-dates Christianity.