Jesuits’ N.O. province merges with St. Louis
The New Orleans and Missouri provinces of the Society of Jesus merged into the new U.S. Central and Southern Province on July 31, the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
To mark the unification, Jesuit Father Ronald A. Mercier, the new provincial, will be the principal celebrant of a Mass Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans.
Senseless Malaysian Airlines attack hits home
Religious Sister of the Sacred Heart Lynne Lieux grew up blissfully insulated in New Roads, Louisiana, and for more than three decades in her ministry as an educator of girls in the tradition of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, she has marveled at the richness of blessings and opportunities showered upon her in religious life.
A spirited shout out from the pope
“The pope is talking about Mom!” my daughter Marie-Thérèse exclaimed to my husband Al as they sat in Rome’s Olympic Stadium in the midst 52,000 people at an international conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in June.
Sr. Greta Jupiter new leader of Holy Family Sisters
Sister of the Holy Family Mary Greta Jupiter was elected congregational leader June 25 at the 14th General Chapter of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans. She had previously served as the interim congregational leader from February through June 2014 and as the first general councilor from June 2010 to February 2014.
Food shed part of St. Christopher’s Catholic identity
After the daily morning Mass, back in the years when he worked long hours as a professional electrician, Bob Rauch would watch in quiet admiration as two elderly men hauled boxes of parishioner-donated canned goods from the vestibule of St. Christopher Church to the “food shed” – a small building on parish grounds for the storage and assembly of emergency food for those who were having a tough time making ends meet.
New windows at Holy Name replicate the originals
When Holy Name of Jesus students return to their classrooms next month, a major enhancement to their campus is likely to go unnoticed.