Thomas Hooker had endeared himself to the parish and surrounding community with his gentle spirit and daily prayer.
What she would like to say to God: “Thank you. I love you. I hope you’re glad to see me.” And what would she like God to say to her? “Thank you. I love you. I’ve always been glad to see you.”
My mother and father’s 73-year marriage came full circle several weeks ago as Mom and the rest of our family lovingly ushered my father to the goal of their union from the beginning: the merciful encounter with our heavenly Father when this earthly life is done. The little church where we celebrated the funeral Mass was filled to overflowing with those touched by the truth, goodness and beauty of my parents’ deeply loving and fruitful, even if not perfect, union.
Todo se había hecho oficial en los previos dos o tres meses, pero nueve días antes de la ordenación, las Sagradas Órdenes todavía parecían un sueño.
Sammy Bryant has always felt a call to evangelize and has allowed his faith to guide his work. Having grown up without a father, he’s been motivated even more so to live out his vocation as a husband and father and share that with others.
FILMS AND BOOKS
Joyce Coronel has never been to Iraq or Syria, but you couldn’t tell by reading her latest book, “Cry of Nineveh.” Coronel, a longtime reporter for The Catholic Sun, just published her second novel based on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.