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St. Enda: The other saint of Ireland

On March 21, four days after the feast day of Ireland’s patron St. Patrick, the Catholic Church honors St. Enda of Aran, a warrior-turned-monk considered to be one of the founders of Irish monasticism. Born during the fifth century, Enda inherited control of a large territory in present-day Northern Ireland from his father Conall. His…

Duquesne alums recall Charismatic Renewal’s extraordinary beginnings

Participants at historic retreat share graces during 50th anniversary conference YPSILANTI — David Mangan still doesn’t count himself worthy of the things he experienced 50 years ago at The Ark and The Dove Retreat House near Pittsburgh. One of 27 young people from Duquesne University and La Roche College who were attending a weekend retreat, Mangan…

Sr. Emeline Bash, OP

Sr. Emeline Bash, OP, 100, died Oct. 2 at Lakeshore Manor, Racine, Wis. Mary Helen Bash was born to John and Mary (Gough) Bash in Toronto. In 1932, she joined the Racine Dominicans and professed vows in 1935. In Michigan, she served in at Nativity, Detroit, and St. Clement, Center Line, as a teacher, principal…

They need your help at Loyola High and St. Vincent de Paul

“The needs are real.” That’s Sheila Nittmann’s assessment of the challenges facing the inner-city kids attending Loyola High School on Detroit’s near northwest side. She’s the  Resource Closet coordinator at the Jesuit-sponsored all-boys school, responsible for making sure every one of the 145 students meets the criteria of the “no excuses accepted” dress code. “We…