Category: Palm Beach

Educator celebrates first Catholic Schools Week

BOYNTON BEACH | Anne Marie Fischer loves to celebrate holidays in a big way with decorations and dressing up in colorful storybook character costumes. The new director of St. Thomas More Academy is looking forward to kicking off and celebrating Catholic Schools Week that begins Jan. 28 simply and quietly with Mass, joining her new… Read more »

Technology finds home at St. Luke

The following was reprinted with permission by St. Luke School in Palm Springs and was originally published on In Palm Beach County, St. Luke Catholic School has partnered with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education initiative to provide the highest quality Catholic education to as many children as possible in underserved… Read more »

Memories still sharp after more than half a century

WEST PALM BEACH | Oh the memories! They came rushing back for the school chums around the table, sharing stories and memories about days gone by and the educators who left marks on their hearts, intellect and souls, forming them for the journey of life that eventually brought them back home. “I remember Sister Patricia… Read more »

Real-life miracles do exist here at Christmastime

PALM BEACH GARDENS | This is a story about an alleged miracle, here at Christmastime, which is being considered as the “confirming miracle” that could possibly lead to the sainthood of a priest. And at the center of all the miraculous happenings is a local priest, his fellow Carmelite brothers, Catholics in the area and… Read more »

Mission helps orphans in Africa

NORTH PALM BEACH | Sister Mary Jennifer Wandia of Tanzania is the “mother” of 193 children, all with a story that she knows by heart and is most eager to tell. This amazing woman loves the little ones in a very special way and is planning a big Christmas celebration for them back home in… Read more »

St. Vincent Ferrer parishioner touches hearts for children

DELRAY BEACH | A local woman, who with her husband has adopted five children from China, founded an organization to help save other children from that country. Lisa Murphy, a parishioner of St. Vincent Ferrer, spoke during weekend Masses Nov. 11-12 for nationwide Orphan Sunday, declared by the Christian Alliance for Orphans. Murphy is the… Read more »

Award honors unsung heroes of Catholic education

PALM BEACH | Diocesan leaders are calling out and personally recognizing some of the people who, without a doubt, shine as outstanding role models continuously committing to and helping with the mission of Catholic education and Catholic schools here in the Diocese of Palm Beach. And they’re doing it at the annual Lumen Christi Scholarship… Read more »

Mothers build a new life at Mary’s Shelter

STUART | The mothers became emotional as they shared stories about their past, which were different, but had similar elements of despair, fear, loneliness and desperation. But when they talked about their dreams and goals of building a new life and a home for their children, they began to smile. “It has been a tough… Read more »

Secular, third orders offer vocation for the laity

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Lives of holiness are most commonly lived out through vocations to the married and religious life, but some people throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach are devoting their lives to God through secular or third orders. Defined by canon law, these public associations of the faithful are, “associations whose members share… Read more »

Women gather in sisterhood to grow, spread and witness faith

Boca Raton | The women gathered in the small conference room at St. Joan of Arc Parish Aug. 26 were graciously greeted by the meeting organizer, and then invited to make the sign of the cross after dipping their fingers in the holy water in a small bottle being circulated around the room. When everyone… Read more »