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Photo contest captures beauty of La Salle Retreat Center

The first-place photo by Randy Allen in the #SpringatLaSalle photo contest.

Even before the final votes were tabulated, staff and visitors were in agreement about La Salle Retreat Center in Glencoe: The grounds and historic buildings are beautiful.

The #SpringatLaSalle photo contest merely confirmed that.

Described by director Michael Sawicki as "the best kept secret among Catholics in St. Louis," the center ran the contest for six weeks after Easter Sunday, as spring blossomed on the 180-acre property on Highway 109, about three-and-a-half miles north of Eureka and Interstate 44.

The contest mandate was simple enough.

Archbishop’s liaison to senior priests provides pastoral care to his brethren in ‘sacred space’


In a temporal sense, the rooms Father Phil Krahman visited May 11 at Mother of Good Counsel Home in Northwoods were representative of rooms anywhere, similar in form and function for residents' care and comfort whether there or at other skilled nursing facilities.

But in a spiritual sense, the rooms represent so much more; they reflect the personalities, wants and desires of their particular residents — the souls within.

Fast-paced futsal match between St. Dominic, St. Louis Roadies fosters community connections and awareness of homelessness


It started as a class on developing leadership skills, but it turned out to be God's hand working to bring people together through the game of soccer while raising awareness of homelessness.

Junior Tony Petruso had signed up for Leadership, a semester-long elective course for juniors and seniors at St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon. On the first day of class, students received the assignment to design a service project that would take the entire semester to plan and execute. Focus on something you're passionate about, teacher Nancy Holden-Nims told the class.

St. Justin Martyr Parish puts faith into action


Liz Golomski easily could have remained at home, supervising an outdoor service project for her and her husband, Steve.

But there was absolutely no way she would do that. She has received too many benefits from being served that it was only natural for her to give back in service to others, to live the words of Jesus Christ as quoted by St. Luke in Acts 20:35.

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Retreat equips veterans with faith-based tools to help them cope with life’s stresses

My, how the Veterans Spiritual Retreat has grown.

After serving 24 veterans in its first year and doubling in size to 48 in 2017, the White House Jesuits Retreat hopes to have a full house of 88 for the retreat's third installment Friday, July 29, to Sunday, July 1. According to White House director Bill Schmitt, about 45 veterans already have signed up

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