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From time to time, the Saint Louis Review publishes special sections relating to different areas of Catholic living, including Education, Senior Living, Christian Hope, Liturgical seasons, and more. Click on one of the links above to browse the most recent articles from that special section. You can read the most recent special section stories below.

Eagle Hurst Ranch is a great vacation destination

The Huzzah River provides plenty of fun for guests at Eagle Hurst Ranch.

As the price of gas continues to rise, just in time for summer vacation, many families are rethinking their travel plans. And many others are grateful that they already have a destination picked out close to home that offers everything needed for a great family vacation.

It’s Eagle Hurst Ranch. Less than a two- hour drive from St. Louis, Eagle Hurst is a family-friendly resort nestled in a wooded campus in the Ozarks.

Christ's love and mercy awaits us sinners

Today's Scriptures speak to every human condition. Certainly, the first reading speaks volumes to all those undergoing religious persecution. Right now that includes faithful Christians around the world, including those in the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."

Catholic mom gives heartfelt advice in book for grieving parents

When Karen Weis lost her son, Nathan, six years ago, she embarked on a personal grief journey that ended up reaching further than she ever could have imagined.

Nathan Weis was 20 when he died in a car accident. Karen Weis and her husband, Dan, were on a weekend trip when they received the devastating news.

Human suffering has infinite value, opens us to God's love

Ed Hogan, Director of Paul VI Pontifical Institute and associate professor at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, gave a two-part presentation on the theology of suffering. The talk was entitled, “God Does Everything for a Reason, Right?”

It's the question that often comes up when a person experiences a loss: Why did God allow this to happen?

It's a difficult question to answer, especially when the answer can have an effect on whether or not they are consoled in their grief, said Ed Hogan, director of the archdiocesan Paul VI Institute. But we can learn about the value of suffering -- and the grace we can receive from it -- by turning to what the Church teaches on the subject.

Book about infant with trisomy reveals dignity of all life

When Sheryl Crosier set out to write a book about her son Simon, who was born with trisomy 18, she did so with the intention of telling his story and honoring his memory.

But her passion for writing the book also has blossomed into a mission to educate others about the dignity and sanctity of all human life.

In August, Crosier published "I am Not a Syndrome -- My Name is Simon." The book is available in e-book and print format through All Star Press.

House Springs parish to host half-day grief retreat Nov. 17

The grief support group at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in House Springs is hosting, "From Darkness to Light," a half-day retreat program from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the parish, 4696 Notre Dame Lane.

Bob Eigenrauch, a chaplain with the Fern and Russell de Greeff Hospice House, will lead the program. He will convey God's consolation through Scripture, prayer, reflection and faith-sharing.

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