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SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Annette Owens was smiling at the baby in the stroller as the woman softly spoke. “I had an abortion when I was 15.” The woman confided that … more
The Mother of Christ, who bore inscrutable sorrow throughout her Son’s suffering and death, stands resolutely beside all of her adopted children in their times of greatest need. “In … more
When Don Wiegand was a sophomore at Mercy High School in St. Louis, his art teacher, Sister Corlita, made a comment to him that changed the course of his life. “She told me that I drew like … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see a gallery of photos. “We are rooted deep in tradition here.” Callie Westhues watched 3- and 4-year-olds play together in a bright, open room stocked with … more
Catholics of all ages in this diocese might soon be able to recite the late Monsignor Thomas McGread’s definition of Catholic stewardship. But what, in fact, does “the grateful … more
Eliza Randle knew what she was getting into when she signed up for Camp Siena this summer. “It wasn’t just a camp with Jesus,” she said. “It was Jesus with a … more
One of Sister Bernita Wasinger’s students called her “the different-est sister I’ve ever known.” That was nearly 70 years ago. Some things don’t change very … more
Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City has a few new faces, as the community has hosted visiting students from Spain and Italy. Thirteen visiting students hail from Navalmoral de la Mata, … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Father Jason Doke opens up the floodgate, and the questions come gushing forth. “Do you have any children?” “Yes!” “How many?” “Two hundred! And … more
Sister Mary Ann Carey of the School Sisters of Notre Dame calls to mind a prayer of St. Gertrude the Great of Helfta: “My God, You are my hope; You the glory; You the joy; You my … more
This is part of a series of articles on new Catholic school administrators in the Jefferson City diocese: “Whoever receives one child such as this in My name receives Me,” (Matthew … more
“God was in the gathering.” Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame spoke of the joy of meeting in-person with fellow sisters and lay associates from 22 U.S. states, … more
Discerning a priestly calling is not just the work of a person who believes God is calling him. It’s also the responsibility of the whole Church to pray vigilantly for him and for those who … more
Benedictine Sister Mary Magdalene “Maggie” Buergler, 86 — who for over four decades was a member of the Benedictine Community of the former Our Lady of Peace Monastery in Columbia … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. They followed a priest carrying the Most Blessed Sacrament into the wilderness. By firelight, they encountered the Lord in Adoration and the Sacrament of … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. An artist molding clay on a spinning wheel can keep starting over as long as the clay stays moist, but blocks of wood are far less forgiving. “So, … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos.  “Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant,” Jesus said to those who would lead in His place (Matthew 20:26). The new … more
Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, after whom the annual Camp Tolton experience in Clarence takes its name, offers clear and precise inspiration to young people at every age. “‘Father … more
A man from Vienna feasted on barbecued camel while discussing military strategy with the Emir of Kuwait in a tent in the middle of the desert. “It must of have been an amazing sight!” … more
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