By Kathy Radford
This past Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, Catholics from all over the Diocese of St. Augustine were asked to “Come to the House of the Lord” as part of the 2015 Eucharistic Congress held at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville. More than 5,000 people answered that invitation and attended the opening night’s sessions and thousands also spent their Saturday immersed in their faith.
By Jeff Brumley
Bishop Felipe J. Estévez opened the 2015 Eucharistic Congress Friday evening by comparing Catholics and their parishes to the father described in the parable of the Prodigal Son.
St. Augustine’s own Shrine of Our Lady of Le Leche will be the subject of historical discussion during a free lecture set for 7:30 p.m., March 19, at Flagler College Auditorium. Historian Miguel Bretos, Ph.D., a native of Matanzas, Cuba, and an alumnus of the 1960’s Operation Pedro Pan refugee program in the United States, will lead the conversation, titled Our Lady of Milk: The Story of St. Augustine’s Own Marian Devotion.
By Tom Tracy
For those Cuban parents who elected to send their unaccompanied children from Cuba to the United States in the early 1960s for fear of communist indoctrination under the Castro regime, it was the right decision.
by Anne C. Heymen
Blacks and whites joined together Feb. 7 to offer carnations when the 55 African nations were named as part of an historic marker unveiling on the grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine.
Scheduled for March 3-4, 2015, Catholic Days at the Capitol provides the opportunity to put into action our faith’s call to political responsibility and allows us to strengthen the presence of our Catholic values in the public square.
Bishop Felipe J. Estévez will confirm 17 adults on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the 11:15 a.m. Mass at Holy Faith Parish in Gainesville. These adults have been preparing for some time to complete their initiation in the Catholic Church.