St. Michael paintings transport viewers
A painting hanging in a St. Michael Special School hallway shows two men, parked in a remote Western locale, seated inside a 1930s jalopy.
The landscape’s big sky and emerald mountains were rendered by the artist in bold strokes of acrylic paint.
However, a closer examination of the artwork’s focal point reveals a little surprise: the jalopy and its smiling passengers weren’t painted; they were clipped from a vintage photograph and découpaged onto the canvas.
ACCESS van hits the road
On the road.
That’s where ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral’s new mobile unit was unveiled Nov. 19 in front of the Holy Angels Congregational Center in Bywater.
Slidell Caring Center expansion helps more families
Just as a cold snap hit the New Orleans area, the Caring Center in Slidell opened its doors to an additional 750 square feet Nov. 26, giving more women and children in need of temporary shelter a place to stay.
‘The Joy of the Gospel’
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In his first extensive piece of writing as pope, Pope Francis lays out a vision of the Catholic Church dedicated to evangelization in a positive key, with a focus on society’s poorest and most vulnerable, including the aged and unborn.
Spirit of giving flourishes at Our Lady of Wisdom
Anyone who assumes an older person’s giving days are over must not have met the energetic and selfless residents of Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center.
Community service, much of it performed humbly under the radar, is a daily happening at the Algiers facility.
Our Lady of Wisdom residents live their dreams
Last summer, Juliet Carrigee put on her pink dress and set off for the opera.
Nicknamed “Madame Butterfly” – for her love of Lepidoptera – Carrigee was bound for a theatrical production that could have been named in her honor: Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”