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Amplifying Black Voices: Amanda Gorman

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In 2017 Amanda Gorman was named the first Youth Poet Laureate in America. Now 20 years old, she is a junior at Harvard and has been published widely. If you have not yet heard her read some of her work, don’t wait – it’s beautiful and mesmerizing. Follow this...

Amplifying Black Voices: Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, a fierce orator and a writer. I thought of him recently as a team here at the parish was preparing a session for Blessed Is She: Celebrating Women Mystics. Why? Because that session included getting to know St. Theresa of Avila. Her writings include a...

A “Thank You” from A Grateful Heart

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Many of you know that throughout the year people will stop in to the parish needing some emergency help. Through your generous donations to our emergency assistance fund we have gift cards to local stores that will help them with a tank of gas, a prescription, baby formula and diapers, or...

Our Angel Tree Overflowed

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It continues to be a year like no other and some of our usual holiday giving partners were unsure what the response would be to their gift requests. They were a bit worried that asking us to provide gift cards rather than toys and games would mean less participation. They were wondering if...

Amplifying Black Voices: Howard Thurman

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Howard Thurman was an author, scholar, civil rights activist, pastor – and a force of nature that many have never heard of. His relationships with Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other contemporaries changed the course of the Civil Rights movement. To Thurman, the nonviolent witness of...

Celebrating the Holidays Safely - Suggestions for Connections

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Holiday gatherings pose a serious health risk this year. The safest gathering occurs only amongst those who quarantine for 14 days, a very difficult but smart choice. For those unable to meet that high bar of safety, the Infection Control Specialists at St. John’s and Woodwinds Hospitals...

Amplifying Black Voices: Ruby Bridges

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

A couple of weeks back, we marked the 60th anniversary of the day that a six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked up the stairs of William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, thus becoming the first Black child to ever attend that school. Just imagine what might have been running through her...

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