Saturday, September 29, 2012

Why Pray the Rosary? by Brother John Samaha, S.M.

     More than a century ago a proud university student boarded a train in France and sat next to an older man who seemed to be a peasant of comfortable means. The brash student noticed that the older gentleman was slipping beads through his fingers. He was praying the rosary.
     "Sir, do you still believe in such outdated things?" the student inquired. 
     "Yes, I do. Don't you?" the man responded. The student laughed and admitted, "I do not believe in such silly things. Take my advice. Throw the rosary out the window and learn what science has to say about it."

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meeting My Daughter by Marsha Stocker

     Marsha and Jim discovered they were expecting a baby while unmarried and still in college.  They gave her up for adoption. It was a secret they kept even from their own brothers and sisters. The couple later married and raised three children together. Then, over twenty years after giving up their baby girl for adoption, she called and wanted to meet them. How could they explain her to their families? And how would they tell their other children about the sister they did not know existed?  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Little Girl in White by Doris Fischer

     It was World War II when Eldon Dahl, a school mate of my husband's and a pilot in the United States Air Force was shot down over Italy. He was returning from a bombing raid near Foggia, Italy on August 25, 1943.  Parachuting from his flaming B-17 bomber, which was riddled with bullets from German fighter planes, he landed near a small Italian village.  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Modern Day St. Monica by LaChita Calloway

     When my twelve-year-old son, Donnie became involved with drugs and alcohol,  as far as I could tell, he was still the same obedient and kindhearted son he had always been.  We had been close during his childhood but I failed to recognize the changes he was going through.