By Jennifer Brinker | email@example.com | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
Jack Schellingerhout and Shane McKelvey craned their necks as they observed a tapestry of clouds.
The St. Peter School eighth- graders referred to their worksheet to determine what they were seeing. The large grey blanket hanging low in the sky consisted of stratus clouds, they agreed. A debate ensued: were they nimbostratus — the rain-producing type?
At that moment, a smattering of fat raindrops hit the pavement.
Jennifer Brinker | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
There's a story of St. Martin of Tours, patron of soldiers, in which he tore off half of his cloak to give to a beggar. Later, he had a dream where he met Jesus in heaven, who was wearing part of Martin's torn cloak. "How did you get that?" St. Martin asked.
"You gave it to me when I was cold," Jesus told him.
Msgr. Jack Costello shared that story at an all-school Veterans Day Mass Nov. 11 at St. Peter in Kirkwood. The school also honored more than 60 veterans from the community with a special progam and reception after Mass.