By Dave Luecking | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @legacyCatholic
Dressed appropriately and perhaps providentially in school colors, Lovie Haynes, age 87, watched approvingly from her second-story deck as 10 volunteers from Fontbonne University, a few clad in matching purple, worked across the street in Friends of Hamilton Village Community Gardens.
By Jennifer Brinker | email@example.com | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
When Anthony Saputo arrived at Utah Beach off the coast of France in late 1943, he and his U.S. Navy comrades were instructed to dig foxholes as an advance team looked for signs of the enemy leading to the D-Day invasion June 6, 1944.
Saputo placed his pup tent on the ground and got to work. Suddenly, he hit something. It was a rosary. There was no indication of whom it might have belonged to, but somehow Saputo knew it was a sign from God.
"I used that rosary every night, for years and years, even after I came home," he said. "It calmed my nerves anyway. I treasured it."
By Junno Arocho Esteves | Catholic News Service | twitter:@arochoju
VATICAN CITY — Jesus' compassion toward people in need isn't a vague sentiment, but a calling for Christians to bring that same compassion to others, Pope Francis said.
By miraculously feeding thousands of people, Jesus made an act "of faith and prayer" that "shows the full strength of His will to be close to us and to save us," the pope said Aug. 17 at his weekly general audience.
What do a man on Long Island, a resident of Ballwin, and a priest from Argentina have in common? The answer: They have all been served selflessly by a St. Louis Catholic school graduate in the past month.
Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
As he processed before Mass, John Lauria held tightly the crucifix. But he isn't what we typically expect of an altar server, with his gray hair and a more well-worn frame than the typical school-age server.
Lauria is 90, and server-colleagues who take turns at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Church at weekday Masses aren't far behind him.