Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Students collect 50 jackets for third annual drive at St. Paul's Hospital

Many will be warmer and drier on wet or cold days in the coming months
Brandon Biln, one of the coordinators of volunteer resources at St. Paul's Hospital, poses at the hospital's clothing depot with children from St. Augustine's Elementary. Photo submitted.
The students and families of St. Augustine's Elementary School in Vancouver recently worked together on their third annual jacket drive, led by the Grade 6 class. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

'I can't leave my people:' Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr
Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt sits with Sheik Abu Harith al-Khalidi, who is in charge of negotiations for civilians inside the besieged area of Homs, Syria, at the residence of the Jesuit fathers Jan. 29. CNS photo / Yazan Homsy, Reuters.
Days after Dutch priest Father Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Syria, a close young friend recalled his saintly life, noting both his personal holiness and extraordinary advances in Christian-Muslim relations. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Senate Speaker recalls encounters with Popes John XXIII and John Paul II
A mosaic on the wall of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome shows Blessed John XXIII, who convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962. It was there that Pope John announced he was going to call an ecumenical council. CNS photo / ANSA, EPA.
Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella has had many opportunities as a senator, academic, and former seminarian in Rome to meet both Popes John XXII and John Paul II, to be canonized on April 27. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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