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Frank Beletz, right, gathered with family members in 1942 on a leave from the U.S. Army. Here, he's with Katherine, Mary, Morisa and Syl. Frank became interested in St. Padre Pio after members of his squadron attended a Mass celebrated by the saint.
October 14, 2016

Al Beletz was 16 years old in August 1945, hanging out at a Standard Oil gas station across Big Bend Road from his home in the Old Orchard area of Webster Groves.

The war in Europe was over, and his older brother, Frank, was on his way home on a 30-day leave....

Thomas and Kathlee Doerr, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, joined Jerry and Mary Jane Miller, celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary, as gift bearers at the 2016 Golden and Silver Wedding Jubilee Mass Sept. 25 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
October 14, 2016

"... and the two of them became one body."

The last words of Genesis 2:18-24 have played out in the lives of countless married couples, including several hundred people who attended the Golden and Silver Wedding Jubilee Mass Sept. 25 at the Cathedral Basilica of...

SAJE Senior Ministry supports a Faith Community Nurse, Deb Goldfeder, who is available to members. Deb cares for physical, social, and spiritual needs. SAJE is an ecumenical ministry for the purpose of enriching the lives of seniors in the Crestwood/Sunset Hills area. SAJE activities are open to all regardless of religious or congregational affiliation, SAJE Senior Ministry is a partnership of four churches in the Crestwood/Sunset Hills area in southern metropolitan Saint Louis, Missouri. In the summer of 2010, these churches came together to develop an intentional senior ministry for the older adults in their community regardless of religious affiliation
October 14, 2016

For Deb Goldfeder, serving as a nurse for a unique church-based senior ministry means working with caregivers as well as older adults.

For example, Goldfeder receives calls from adult children who live out of town and want to get their parent in activities...

October 14, 2016

Ophelia Sproling tapped her feet, clapped and swayed as Bridgette Kossar sang songs by Hank Williams, the Oak Ridge Boys, Elvis and other popular recording artists.

Sproling was joined by a couple dozen other residents from Cardinal Ritter Senior Services' Mary...

October 14, 2016

AARP Work Search — Employment for St. Louis County residents 55 and older. Must meet Department of Labor poverty guidelines. Call (314) 830-3600 (county).

Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center — Alzheimer's Association listing...

This is the cover of “Last Testament,” an interview Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI did with German author Peter Seewald. In the book the pope talks about events surrounding his resignation and says that practical governance was not his forte.
October 14, 2016

VATICAN CITY — As he prays in his house in the Vatican Gardens and, especially, as he ages, retired Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said he finds many Scripture passages "more challenging in their greatness and gravity."

Retirement has given the 89-year-old Pope...

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully threw out the ceremonial first pitch last year prior to the first game ever between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Scully retired after the 2016 season, his 67th announcing games for the franchise.
October 14, 2016

As veteran Los Angeles Dodgers' announcer Vin Scully retired after the 2016 season, his 67th announcing games for the baseball franchise, he thanked God for giving him the job at such a youthful age and allowing him to live long enough to spend so many years at the...

Karen Dille is a volunteer tutor at Good Shepherd Children and Family Services. She helped one of the girls in the maternal ward with geometry.
October 14, 2016

Karen Dille fell into her volunteer role as a math tutor for girls and young women at Good Shepherd Children and Family Services' maternity shelter, and she's glad she did.

Dille is certainly qualified — she taught at St. Joseph's Academy and Ritenour High School...

Lucille Seper is 102 years old and volunteers at the reception desk at Garden Villas South once a week on Tuesday afternoons. Here, she recieved a visit from Marilyn Muegge, minister to senior parishioners at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in south St. Louis. Seper is a parishioner at St. Mary Magdalen and a resident at Garden Villas.
October 14, 2016

Every morning when she rises, Lucille Seper does her exercises. But it's not the push-up or jumping-jacks variety. Instead, Seper is going for spiritual exercises — armed with a rosary, her list of prayer intentions in hand.

"That's the first order of business is...

James Kennedy, left, is being honored as a 2016 Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan by the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System. He and fellow volunteer Kathy Brasser served a meal to homeless and needy people at St. Vincent de Paul Parish Oct. 1.
October 14, 2016

When James Kennedy retired in 1994, he envisioned an opportunity to complete projects around his house.

Kennedy, 77, retired at age 55 as chief information officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

While having lunch one day, he saw an item on a...