Issue 9907-3/28/19

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

Some time ago while studying Italian in the beautiful Tuscan town of Siena, I went into the language school’s small library and found a book about Italian art. As I browsed through the significantly heavy book, I came across Fra Angelico’s masterpiece of the Annunciation. Having seen it many times before, I thought it would be amazing to see it in person. After placing the book back into its place, I grabbed a sightseeing guide of Florence and opened it to a random page. To my great surprise, there it was again: Fra Angelico’s Annunciation. Providence had made plans for me in seconds.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

SAVANNAH--In a display of interfaith unity, leaders of various religions in the Coastal Empire gathered March 25 at the Islamic Center of Savannah in mutual opposition to the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. They also demonstrated to the community—watching in person or live on the Savannah mosque’s Facebook page—their renewed commitment to stand together in defiance against religious intolerance, prejudice and violence.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

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By: Rachel Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

Paul and I just got back from 10 days in the Holy Land, and my brain still can’t believe everything we saw.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

The 275 people—not including the many on the waiting list—who filled the St. John the Evangelist parish center to capacity March 21 to bid farewell to the “Sisters of St. John’s” visually confirmed the conspicuous impact of the four women whose daily presence graced the Valdosta parish community for approximately 30 years. 

 

By: Jason Halcombe
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The passenger van was all abuzz with talk of Lenten sacrifices the day before Ash Wednesday, but the big boys were leading the little ones astray.

 

“We could give up baths and school for Lent,” Noah and Simon said, garnering a pair of raised eyebrows from their mom in the driver’s seat.

 

By: Mary Hood Hart
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

I was recently reviewing the Beatitudes with a group of parents and children preparing for First Communion. When we arrived at “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy,” I realized that “mercy” is unfamiliar to children. And while I tried to explain by using the word “forgiveness,” I realized that “forgiveness” falls short. 

 

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

As we continue to accompany our catechumens and candidates on their 40-day Lenten journey “from ashes to the living font” of Baptism at the Easter Vigil, by fasting, prayer and charity, we are being purified from our sins and enlightened by God’s grace. This journey is part of our ongoing sanctification (“being made holy”), so that we become worthy to stand in the presence of the Holy God of Israel and behold him in the beatific vision that will make us happy and blessed for all eternity. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

A weekend Camporee held for Catholic Scouts featured many Scouting activities. Mixed in with the stations of the Cross, earning the Corporal Works of Mercy badge and Rosary making were plenty of typical Scouting activities including Climbing, Rappel, and zipline. Father Kevin O’Keefe led a hike in the woods that make up Boy Scout Camp Benjamin Hawkins in Byron. See more photographs on our Smugmug gallery.

 

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By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

Mientras estudiaba italiano en la hermosa ciudad de Siena en la Toscana hace varios años, entré en la pequeña biblioteca de la escuela de idiomas y encontré un libro sobre el arte italiano. Ojeando el libro que estaba bien pesado hallé la obra maestra de Fra Angelico, la Anunciación. Después de haberme encontrado con esta pintura varias veces pensé que sería bueno verla en persona. Luego de regresar el libro a su lugar agarré a una guía turística de Florencia y la abrí a una página cualquiera. Para mi gran sorpresa allí estaba otra vez: la Anunciación de Fra Angelico.

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