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Principals kickstart school year

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.


St. Jeanne Jugan ‘walked the talk’ on mercy

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...

Sister Constance Veit


Stroll, journey offer different paths to confronting stress

"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.