Clothed in Christ: Two novices don Carmelite habit

ARLINGTON — Assuming a new name was “thrilling,” agreed Sister Lucia of the Holy Eucharist and Sister Marie Therese of the Holy Face of Jesus.  They likened it to Jesus changing Simon’s name to Peter — a new name symbolizing a new mission.

Most merciful mother: Local faithful honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

FORT WORTH  — Monica Lopez knows the power of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Four years ago, the mother of three school-age children was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. She believes praying for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, who appeared to Juan Diego in 1531, spared her life.

Educator and pastoral associate Sister Mary Helen Fuhrmann, SSMN, dies at 82

FORT WORTH — Heaven gained a special saint today. Those poignant words expressed the sorrow and loss felt by parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Gainesville, and others in the Diocese of Fort Worth, after learning of the unexpected death of Sister Mary Helen Fuhrmann (nee Maria Agatha), 82, on Dec. 4.