BILLINGS, MONTANA — Carolyn Bachman of Scotland, Texas, was recently elected a national director for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at the Catholic Daughters’ 55th Biennial National Convention July 16-18 in Billings, Montana.
The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas-KJZT presented Bishop Michael Olson and diocesan Vocations Director Father James Wilcox (far left), with a check for $1716.87 for the seminarians of the diocese July 17.
Sister Mary Dorothy Powers still remembers in vivid detail her first day as a Sister of St. Mary of Namur. And, according to Sr. Dorothy and fellow jubilarians, Sister Devota Sweeney (75 years), Sister Mary Elaine Breen (60 years), Sister Jane Conway (60 years), Sister Joan Markey (60 years), and Sister Mary Jean Warmuth (60 years), it’s a life full of purpose, new challenges, and service to God.
According to Joan Grabowski, “Wow” doesn’t describe the natural beauty of Indonesia. A crystal clear shoreline reveals stretches of coral reef, pristine beaches are blanketed with white, pink, or black sand, and wild orchids grow effortlessly in the lush, tropical forest. “The physical beauty is so overwhelming it’s like paradise. It’s how I picture the Garden of Eden,” explained the St. Rita parishioner, who spent two months this spring in the Island of Flores located just east of Bali.
The women of the Sacred Heart Rosary Makers Guild in Muenster have found a way to increase the power of prayer exponentially through their mission of making and distributing rosaries. In the process of completing a rosary, each maker asks God to bless the person who will ultimately receive the sacred string of beads, and often offers up the Lord’s Prayer and a Hail Mary.