Friday, December 6, 2013

Josh's battle with cancer did not hinder his faith

Hundreds of family members, friends, and students filled gymnasium for a celebration of his life
Josh Ismirnioglou (front) poses with his sister Monica, father Angelo, mother Cheryle, brother Costa, and their dog, Hope. The young St. John Brebeuf student died of cancer after fighting it for four years. Photo submitted to The B.C. Catholic.)
While many are sad that 14-year-old St. John Brebeuf student Josh Ismirnioglou has died of cancer, his strong faith has inspired the family and friends who mourn him. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Christmas more than a 'temporal celebration,' Pope reflects
Paul Haring / CNS.
In his daily homily on the first Monday of Advent, Pope Francis reflected on the season of Christmas, explaining that it is a time to encounter the Lord in faith, and to allow Him to renew our lives. For
full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

The house with many crèches
Linda Miller's vast crèche collection showcases over 15 years' accumulation of Nativity sets. The current count is around 250, with figurines coming from as far away as Hawaii, Alaska, Africa, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Western Catholic Reporter / CCN.
Some people have an exercise or a theatre room in their homes; Linda Miller has a room in her Wainwright home dedicated to her vast and growing collection of crèches. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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