Hospice patient, loving grandmother jumps for joy
Nancy Killeen, who lives in the Mater Dolorosa Apartments, was preparing to celebrate her 84th birthday when word got back to her old high school classmates in Cleveland in May that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and had begun care with Notre Dame Hospice.
Synod consultative sessions to resume Aug. 2
St. Louis IX King of France is the patron saint of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and also is the patron of the archdiocese’s Ninth General Synod.
Lower 9th Ward heralds St. David's new building
Members of the St. David Catholic Church community were out in force June 29 to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving and dedicate their newly built gym and school building in the lower 9th Ward off St. Claude Avenue.
School plan highlights Catholic identity standards
The Office of Catholic Schools unveiled an ambitious strategic plan for the future of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2013 after a study was conducted by The Catholic University of America, followed by extensive input from local educators, parents, a strategic planning committee and focus groups.
Superintendent Dr. Jan Lancaster is pleased to say that many goals of the plan have been met this past academic year, and that the Office of Catholic Schools is ahead in implementing a few goals, such as Catholic identity standards for the 2014-15 school year.
Daughters of Charity expands health care ministry
Daughters of Charity Health Centers has expanded again by opening its newest location on the first floor of Dillard University’s three-story Student Union in Gentilly.
The 12,000-square-foot facility, opened in May at 100 Warrington Drive at Gentilly Boulevard, offers full primary and preventative medical care for the whole family (prenatal, pediatric and geriatric care), a pharmacy, lab, dental and behavioral health services for the whole family.
Magnificat House of Discernment welcomes new women
“This has been a house where laughter has reigned,” Mount Carmel Sister Beth Fitzpatrick said recently at the Magnificat House of Discernment for women during a transition week in June when young women considering religious life were moving on to new adventures and vacating their rooms for new discerners.
When it opened in August 2012, five women had moved in to discern a religious vocation. One now will explore religious life with an order; another will live in community as a ministry team member at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House; the remaining three have chosen another path.