By Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Lisa Johnston | email@example.com
The St. Louis missionaries to the poorest country in South America bring the Catholic faith to people there, showing them God's mercy and love. Their parish work is seen daily - often from sunrise to much beyond sunset. But it also reflects in the people of the parish, from children to older adults, who are empowered and inspired to serve others or to take up the cross of Christ.
Rewards come in small but special moments for Marygrove employees
Like, at a grocery story, when a former resident, all grown up now, warmly greets a staffer who positively influenced his life.
"That's very powerful," said Kathryn Feldt, Marygrove's chief development officer.
Or when they see Marygrove youngsters play for the first time on sports teams or learn to swim, ride bikes or to drive. Or when they see on Facebook that a former resident lists Florissant as his home town because, well, that's where Marygrove is.
The St. Louis Review and Catholic St. Louis magazine earned 22 awards for writing, photography, design, multimedia and general excellence at the 2016 Catholic Press Association awards ceremony June 3 in St. Louis.
The Review won third place in general excellence in weekly newspapers with circulation of 25,001 or more. Judges wrote that the paper “presented a variety of articles and viewpoints on topics ranging from the relationship of fish and Lent to the homeless community, to safety in Catholic schools. Great writing.”
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are invited to make a pilgrimage as a sign of fostering our faith and deepening our understanding of Christ's mercy.
But what if that pilgrimage were inside a bubble? Review photographer Lisa Johnston and reporter Jennifer Brinker visited the nine pilgrimage sites designated in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and created virtual 360-degree spherical images — called bubbles — to show you the insides of these pilgrimage sites.
By Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
Bishop Edward Rice's personable, relaxed style and his example of faithfully serving God and His people were on display at a Mass May 24 in which Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Catholics bid him farewell and thanked him for his years of service to the archdiocese. He's headed to southern Missouri to lead the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.