Unexpected invitation to share my vocation story with children

Unexpected invitation to share my vocation story with children

An unexpected invitation came my way when a teacher asked me to share my vocation story with her students. Here’s how the situation unfolded: On weekdays, I usually participate in the 8 a.m. Eucharistic Celebration at St. Ann’s Church, our local parish in Normandy, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The highlight of my participation…

Death of Michael Brown brings truth to light
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Death of Michael Brown brings truth to light

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, 2014, followed by a series of similar events in other areas of St. Louis and elsewhere in the U.S. brought to light an insidious truth: Too often, systemic racism remains a prevailing reality in many cities and communities throughout the U.S. Normandy, Missouri, the small…