Monday, April 7, 2014

Captain George and Maria Pittendrigh led full lives

The army man's bathtub flooded Florence Nightingale's room below his

This grave marker in St. Peter's Cemetery memorializes the final resting place of the Pittendrigh family. Photo from A Sense of History Research Services Inc.
As is frequently the case, many people discovered interesting facts about Captain George Pittendrigh only after his death. Most knew only about his work as coroner, justice of the peace, and fisheries inspector. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Pope Francis prays for kidnapped priests, nun
Father Georges Vandenbeusch is seen after after being freed in Yaounde, Cameroon, Dec. 31. The French priest was kidnapped by heavily armed Islamic extremists Nov. 13 in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria. Now two more priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped. CNS photo / Darzee Kalend, Reuters.
Pope Francis is remembering in his prayers two Italian priests and a Canadian religious sister who were kidnapped in Cameroon Friday night. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Parish RCIA program looks toward Easter celebration

Lisa Chouinard, an RCIA candidate, says she is in the process of understanding the Catholic faith a little more. Chris Miller / Western Catholic Reporter / CCN.
A common icon of conversion is the painting of Jesus standing at a person's front door. The image illustrates Revelation 3.20: "Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with Me." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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