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Apostle of the Apostles: St. Mary of Magdala

By Sister Marion Moeser Two years ago, the Vatican raised the status of St. Mary Magdalene — her liturgical memorial is now a liturgical feast and she is now characterized as "the apostle of the apostles.”  Historical traditions presented her as a repentant prostitute but is this true?  Is there a gospel account of her

Evangelization – 6 Actions of the Heart During Lent

by Sister Kathleen Murphy, OSF “Come back to me with all your heart. Don’t let fear keep us apart. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.” These words are taken from the song, “Hosea” composed by Gregory Norbet. We can well apply them to Jesus, calling

Sister Suzanne Dunn Honored

Sister Suzanne Dunn was honored for her more than 25 years of service at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York. Suzanne’s contributions as a teacher and assistant principal for the junior high were recognized April 4 during the school’s annual Honors Night. The program also noted the students who achieved honors and high honors

6 Actions of the Heart During Lent– Our Journey

Share Spirituality through Works of Mercy Sister Rosemary Bucchi When we hear “Works of Mercy” we think of what we learned during religious instruction — the Corporal and Spiritual Acts (or Works) of Mercy. These are practices which Christians perform and the Catholic Church refers to as both penance and charity. Many of us are

An Eye on Mother Nature

Sister Alice Gilabert is an official Weather Spotter Crippling snow storms are common in the western New York community where Sister Alice Gilabert lives. Over the years, she’s become accustomed to watching the weather around Springville, New York to stay on top of travel advisories. Now she’s putting that pastime to more formal use as

Franciscan Associate Linda Hall Receives St. Joseph Award

Our Franciscan Associate Linda Hall (western New York) received the St. Joseph the Worker Award from the Diocese of Buffalo by Bishop Richard Malone during a Mass on March 16 at St. Joseph's Cathedral. The Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker is presented to outstanding Catholic lay men and women from parishes throughout the

Turn This Bread Into Stone

The wonderful, liturgically rich and spirituality engaging season of Lent begins. Take a few minutes and reflect on this Sunday's scripture readings by watching this video created by SR. SUSAN WOLF, SND @CatholicWebSolutions