brenda mahr

'Beacons of hope' perform the work of the Lord

The St. Charles Lwanga Center honored Brenda Mahr for her work with the Employment Connection, a nonprofit agency that finds work for ex-offenders and assists individuals with limited opportunities become self-sufficient. She spoke to students learning how to write a resume.

In the invocation at the 32nd annual St. Charles Lwanga Center Testimonial Dinner, archdiocesan chancellor Nancy Werner hit the nail on the proverbial head.

The St. Louis area "more than ever needs beacons of hope," she said, simply, in reference to violence last year in Ferguson and tension which persists almost eight months later.

Those beacons would be evident on this day, she said.

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