Carmelite Sister Catherine Arceneaux to celebrate 50th
Discalced Carmelite Sister Catherine Arceneaux’s baptismal name was Teresa, and she says “my vocation began here. I have called you by name, you are mine.”
Her community will join her in celebrating 50 years as a Carmelite with a jubilee Mass Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Monastery of Mary, Mother of Grace, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette.
‘Maternal love’ needed
Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, superior general of the New York-based Sisters of Life, told the 15th annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner Jan. 16 that women, because of their “maternal heart,” have the power to reverse the abortion culture.
Resurrection scholarship students excelling in life
An increase in the number of students on state scholarships was seen this year in local Catholic schools after the state expanded the Louisiana Student Scholarship for Educational Excellence Program to include all parishes.
Today, 31 schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans are educating approximately 3,200 students on scholarship, many who had been in failing schools previously.
Rallying for life
BATON ROUGE, La. – In advance of the national Right to Life March in Washington, D.C., 2,500 pro-life advocates marched to the State Capitol Jan. 18 to decry the proposed construction of a regional Planned Parenthood abortion facility in New Orleans and to promote the life-giving option of adoption.
Ignite: Discerning a closer walk with the Lord
Who am I? What is God’s mission/vocation for me in life?
Questions like these are delved into weekly with high school juniors and seniors involved in Ignite, a discernment formation program through the Archdiocese of New Orleans Vocations Office and Dumb Ox Productions.
Fr. Fitzgerald: In sickness or health, praise, reverence and serve God
As a man of faith and a son of St. Ignatius, Jesuit Father Raymond Fitzgerald said the sobering news from doctors that he has Lou Gehrig’s Disease led him immediately into a spiritual reflection that, in one way or another, he has been living out for more than 30 years as a Jesuit.