OF THE HOLY FATHER
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
- Evangelization: The poor in Latin America
That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.
Here is the link where you can find the digital booklet containing pictures of P ope Francis in celebration of his first year: Click here
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was born at the castle of Loyola in Basque Country, Spain, the youngest of thirteen children. As a young aristocrat of his day, he sought after military prowess, vainglory, and fame, which lead him to become a knight at the age of seventeen. He was known to be a fancy dresser, an expert dancer, a womanizer, sensitive to insult, and involved in criminal behavior. During a period of convalescence after being wounded in battle, he read a collection of saint biographies and a Life of Christ. These books profoundly affected him and he experienced a conversion of heart. He hung up his military garments before an image of the Virgin Mary and desired to pattern his life after the great saints. After experiencing a vision of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus, he lived in a cave for a time as an ascetic. It was during this time that he formulated his famous Spiritual Exercises, the spiritual center of the religious order he would later establish. He then took a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and went on to study theology for many years. During his studies he gathered a group of six like-minded men and founded the Society of Jesus, today known as the Jesuits. They went as missionaries all over the world to preach the Gospel, especially focusing on education. The Jesuits today have over 500 universities, 30,000 members, and teach over 200,000 students a year. St. Ignatius of Loyola's feast day is July 31.
VALENTINE DINNER DANCE FUNDRAISER
The event was sold out and everyone had a good time.
Thank you to Bill Dixon, who not only entertained us before dinner with Hawaiian music and song but also took pictures.
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Any attendee may download full size copies from the Dropbox account.
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