Western Washington Catholic school principals prepared for the new school year with a two-day conference at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades Aug. 15-16. The Archdiocese of Seattle's Office for Catholic Schools hosts the annual "Kickstart" event.
LACEY – Father Marion Nguyen, formerly a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle, took his solemn vows in the Order of St. Benedict at Saint Martin’s Abbey on July 11, the feast of St. Benedict, formally making a lifelong commitment to the order.
EVERETT – Anna Bui expressed her faith through joy and laughter.
During this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has encouraged us to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy with new enthusiasm. A member of my community recently noted how blessed we are as Little Sisters of the Poor to have multiple opportunities each day to practice mercy, serving meals to the elderly, bathing and...
"Blessed are the Stressed: Secrets to a Happy Heart From a Crabby Mystic" by Sister Mary Lea Hill, FSP. Pauline Books & Media (Boston, 2016). 168 pp., $14.95. "Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion and Healing the Divided Self" by Chuck DeGroat. William B. Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2016). 200 pp., $15.
"Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy" by Raymond Arroyo. Image (New York, 2016), 228 pp., $23.
VATICAN CITY - Today's lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.