A powerhouse of prayer: St. Joseph Abbey turns 125
The powerful oasis of prayer that is St. Joseph Abbey cannot be underestimated.
For 125 years, Benedictine monks have prayed, formed seminarians and directed retreats in south Louisiana. The 1,200 piney acres near Covington on which they pray and work – a pristine oasis amid suburban sprawl – are a tangible expression of the beauty of God’s creation, all at the service of prayer.
Our Lady of the Lake suspends new church idea
Four years of negotiating with the city of Mandeville and its neighbors about the possibility of building a new church in Old Mandeville near Lake Pontchartrain came to an end Sept. 10 after Our Lady of the Lake’s parish council and building committee voted not to proceed with any plans to build a new church.
Hispanic Apostolate starts new group for youth
Grupo para Jovenes
► Que: Grupo para los jóvenes y jóvenes adultos Hispano
► Quando: Todos los viernes de 7-9 p.m.
► Donde: Apostolado Hispano, 2525 Maine Ave., Metairie.
► INFORMACIÓN: llamar Carlina Doubleday al Apostolado Hispano a 467-2550.
A view from the side of the road, helping the poor
The poor may always be with us, but Marianite of Holy Cross Sister Marjorie Hebert, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, says putting a dent in homelessness and attacking its root causes require the coordinated efforts of many agencies, including governmental groups and the faith-based community.
Four elementary schools are ‘Project HOPE’ sites
Beginning this school year, students at four Catholic elementary schools are being given on-campus access to a wide range of medical, behavioral and legal services designed to help them thrive in the classroom.
The Mazzenos of Metairie: 70 years and counting
When Gloria and Laurence “Buddy” Mazzeno Jr. got married, a loaf of bread set them back seven cents.