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With the final month of the Fatima centenary celebration approaching, Father Anthony Gerber issued a challenge to his students at St. Theodore School in Flint Hill. Could they pray at least 225 Rosaries in just 13 days?

With 164 children in grades K through eighth, if each student prayed at least two Rosaries between Oct. 1 and Oct. 13 — the anniversary of the Blessed Mother's sixth and final apparition to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 — they would more than cover the goal. No problem whatsoever, said principal Kelly Cassinger.

Rosary Run called an opportunity to publicly display faith in the streets of St. Louis


The early morning rain had given way to mostly sunshine and just a smattering of clouds over Downtown St. Louis.

"With all the predictions of rain, Our Lady has come through for us," remarked Father Brian Harrison as he stood in the parking lot of St. Mary of Victories Church, observing his surroundings.

Students eager for parents’ help in growing in faith

Our Lady School eighth-grader Vincent Mueller answered a question from principal Tracy Kempfer in religion class. Mueller and his classmates desire more guidance and help from their parents in preparation for confirmation.

At the beginning of the school year, Tracy Kempfer posed a simple question to eighth-graders at Our Lady School in Festus.

"I asked them, 'What do you need from your parents to help you prepare for confirmation?'" said Kempfer, who teaches religion to the eighth-graders in addition to serving as school principal. "I gave them a piece of paper and they just wrote their thoughts out."

The consensus of the anonymous responses struck at the heart of the Catholic faith and the realities of being Catholic — even a young Catholic — in this day and age. The students wanted their parents to ...

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