VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world.
In 1878, five intrepid Benedictine sisters traveled to the plains of North Dakota to establish St. Mary’s Academy, which served 21 boarders and 80 students in three tightly packed classrooms their first year.
After Easter Sunday, many people believe the commemoration is over until the next year. As Catholics, though, we know this most sacred holy day is just the beginning. Throughout Easter Season, which spans the 50 days from Easter Sunday through Pentecost, we spend our time in joyful celebration of Jesus’ gift of eternal life.
En un momento cuando las familias están sufriendo por los pecados de aborto, divorcio, abuso, pornografía y otros ataques a la familia, Nuestra Señora de Fátima ofrece un rayo de esperanza a través de su Hijo. El Obispo Thomas J. Olmsted está llamando a todos en la Diócesis de Phoenix para rezar una Novena de 54 días a Nuestra Señora de Fátima.
Creciendo en el lado Este de Los Ángeles, Armando Contreras nunca soñaba que un día sería presidente de una organización nacional sin ánimo de lucro que sirve a las personas con discapacidades.
Growing up in East Los Angeles, Armando Contreras never dreamed he’d one day stand at the helm of a national non-profit serving those with disabilities.
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Everybody seems to have their own favorite saint; whole professions and vocations have their patron saints, and even some countries have a patron saint that stands out in their history. In the Southwest, we have Junípero Serra, OFM, who founded a total of 10 missions from Baja California to San Francisco.