Quintessential

1)

Advent

Advent is a time to slow down and let the light in as we await the brith of Jesus. How can we let the light in? By practicing good virtues.

2)

The legacy of a gentle soul

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Civil rights icon Sister Antona Ebo, FSM, is remembered for her mission to seek justice and mercy for others. 

3)

Moving Mary

St. Mary’s High School recently installed a Mary statue that used to reside on the front lawn outside the former convent at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School.

Archdiocesan schools repurpose items from former Kennedy Catholic High School.                                

4)

Adoptee gives back

Board member helps agency that aided him at his birth, adoption; Good Shepherd Children and Family Services connects families in many ways 

5)

Blessed Solanus Casey

Paula Medina Zarate, second from right, was escorted by two Franciscans as she attended the beatification Mass of Blessed Solanus Casey Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. The Panamanian woman’s miraculous healing from a skin disease was recognized as the miracle needed to advance the Capuchin Franciscan friar’s cause to beatification.

Blessed Solanus Casey is second American-born man to be beatified, after Blessed Stanley Rother.    


As a bonus, here are the weekly messages from
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Pope Francis.

BEFORE THE CROSS

With each reading this week being from the Book of Daniel, Archbishop Carlson states that we learn that faith gives us strength.

POPE'S MESSAGE

Pope Francis states that if people really understood that participating at Mass is witnessing Christ's suffering, death and resurrection, then maybe they would stop taking pictures, etc.

Pope Francis led an audience with winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize at the Vatican Nov. 18. The prize is named for retired Pope Benedict XVI and honors those who make significant contributions to theology and culture.

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