Retired Benedictine Abbot Patrick Regan dies at 79
(Obituary courtesy St. Joseph Abbey; In 2014, the Clarion Herald interviewed Abbot Patrick about his years in religious life. Scroll to the bottom for Peter Finney Jr.'s column: "Abbot Patrick: Living in community fosters growth.")
Benedictine Abbot Patrick Regan, retired abbot of St. Joseph Abbey, died peacefully at the abbey in St. Benedict, Louisiana, on Feb. 8. He was 79 years old.
High-clef drama for Cabrini’s young operatic singer
Being a part of the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition of the New Orleans Opera Association was, at once, the most intimidating and exhilarating moment of my life.
St. Aug students hop aboard ‘Underground Railroad’
Knowing where you come from helps you know where you are going.
Those words rang true for the 40 students from St. Augustine High School who recently traveled the “Underground Railroad” path to freedom across the U.S. to Canada and back.
Slammed in 2005 by Katrina, tornado victims hold fast to faith
Vergie and Roger Davis of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in New Orleans East, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, have been through natural disasters of near biblical proportions before.
In 1982, an electrical fire broke out inside their three-bedroom home on Marque Drive five blocks from the church, sending smoke billowing through the interior. The clean-up took 18 months.
Veni Creator Spiritus
50 years ago, in a second-floor chapel near Pittsburgh, the Charismatic Renewal was born
This just in: And that’s the way the cookie crumbles
In the benighted, black-and-white world of media in the early 1960s – when news was distilled by three, deep-pocketed television networks