Dose of Faith sponsored this month by Franciscan Mission Associates.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of Camillus House homeless shelter in downtown Miami made a quick stop at a local Dollar Store. There, Hilda Fernandez bought up all the store’s adult coloring books and colored pencils, along with an assortment of would-be bingo prizes. Those supplies helped keep Camillus’ 400-plus residents occupied while socially distancing from the wider community — just a small part of the toolbox that Fernandez and her staff have been using to keep the residents safe during quarantine.Read More.
When Dan Schachle told folks at the Knights’ Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut, about his son Mikey’s cure in utero and his birth, they asked if they could inform those working on Father Michael J. McGivney’s sainthood cause. Dan quickly agreed. Word of Mikey’s birth soon made it to Brian Caulfield, vice postulator of Father McGivney’s cause. Part of his job is to do an initial investigation into possible miracles attributed to the Knights of Columbus founder’s intercession.Read More.
“His attitude in prison seemed to be that he was serving God, not time,” said Deacon Allen Vandecoevering, a longtime Oregon prison minister. Elkins’ sentence came to an end in 2018. On the outside he continued as a stellar Catholic, going to Mass as often as work would allow and attending faith formation sessions. Then, on June 26, 2019 — nine months after his release — he died of liver cancer at age 66.Read More.
Has your summer vacation been canceled thanks to the COVID-19 virus? No problem, leave the luggage unpacked and take an epic family trip to 25 different countries with “The Big Book of Christians Around the World.” Full of interesting facts, illustrations and photography, this hardback will pique children’s curiosity about culture, geography, politics and religion. Time to set up a virtual trivia game and impress the grandparents. Ages 9-12.Read More.