Sharing a meal strengthens community ties
Over the past years of married life, I’ve realized that I actually enjoy cooking. Rather than a chore, I genuinely look forward to trying a new recipe and getting to work in the kitchen.
Abbot Patrick loved the liturgy, religious life
Benedictine Abbot Patrick Regan, retired abbot of St. Joseph Abbey whose passion in religious life was the study of the liturgy, died Feb. 8 at St. Benedict, Louisiana, after a long battle with leukemia.
Former St. Bernard Ave. church will anchor development
Test pilings are now being driven for Sacred Heart at St. Bernard, a new multi-use residential/commercial complex under construction at St. Bernard near Claiborne avenues in the 7th Ward. The project, expected to be completed in early 2018, will result in 53 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The consecrated are called to embrace ‘encounter’
Their own powerful encounters with the living God must continually lead consecrated men and women to share this life-altering experience with others – and not hide it away – especially as they minister to the faithless and those who live in society’s margins, said Benedictine Abbot Justin Brown, speaking during the homily of the Feb. 11 Mass marking the local celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life.
Marianites of Holy Cross relocate to Covington
Downsizing and consolidating is how the Marianites of Holy Cross have chosen to keep their ministry vibrant.
Tornado’s devastation brings out the best in people
Riding down Chef Menteur Highway Feb. 10 seemed eerily familiar: Downed power lines, blue tarps on roofs, rubble that was once houses and businesses. Only it wasn’t remnants of Hurricane Katrina that hit this neighborhood in 2005. It was an EF3-rated tornado, according to the National Weather service, that hit Feb. 7, damaging approximately 300 homes and injuring 33 people within minutes, leaving multiple families homeless.