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A pilgrimage to New Hope

Virgin of the Poor Shrine has offered a place for prayer for 40 years By Emily Booker When people think of making a pilgrimage to a Marian shrine, they often think of a long journey to France, Mexico, or Portugal. But pilgrims can find a place of solace under the …

Gladys de las Mercedes Ball de Herrera

Gladys de las Mercedes Ball de Herrera, 87, of Knoxville joined the choir of saints on Oct. 21 suddenly and without warning. A funeral Mass for Mrs. Herrera was held on Oct. 28 at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Mrs. Herrera was born on March 16, …

Robert Aldridge Montgomery

A funeral Mass for Robert Aldridge “Bob” Montgomery was held on Oct. 6 at Holy Ghost Church. Father John Dowling, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Chattanooga, was the Mass celebrant. Father Michael Hendershott, associate pastor of Holy Ghost, was the concelebrant. Deacon Gordy Lowery and Deacon Scott Maentz assisted. …

NDHS teacher has works printed in Korean poetry book

English department chair Chuck Newell at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga has printed works in the newly released book “Sijo, Korea’s Poetry Form.” Mr. Newell began teaching students how to write sijo poetry in 2013. At that time, Notre Dame hosted many international Korean students, and some had a …

Sister Mary Evelyn Potts

Sister Mary Evelyn Potts, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia for 63 years, went to her eternal reward on Aug. 11. She was 81. Born in Chattanooga, Sister Mary Evelyn was the daughter of the late J.D. and Clara Stolz Potts, and she attended Notre Dame …

Wishing for a tally of lifetime Masses attended

And remembering ‘those who have gone before us,’ even those who may be forgotten By George Valadie Every so often this odd thought comes over me when I wish I had a running tally of the number of lifetime Masses I have attended. Don’t ask me why, I have no …

Delving deeper into the Book of Revelation

The message of the text is one of hope, not fear, at least for those who put their hope in Christ Deacon Bob Hunt For the last few weeks, I’ve been immersed in a deeper study of the Book of Revelation. November is a good month to study Revelation, for …

Sister Mary Dennis Lentsch

Sister Mary Dennis Lentsch, PBVM, 85, died on Aug. 13 at the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary convent at Mount Loretto in Dubuque, Iowa. Sister Mary Dennis, daughter of Raymond and Joann (Collins), was born Elizabeth Ann Lentsch on Jan. 15, 1937, in Vincent, Iowa. She …

Sr. Albertine Paulus, long-serving diocesan religious, dies

Sister Mary Albertine Paulus, RSM, died peacefully on Oct. 23 at Mercy Convent in Nashville. She was 93 and had served as a Sister of Mercy for 73 years. Sister Albertine was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Albert and Ella Paulus, and her brother, Jim Paulus. She is …

Revival: Christ in the Eucharist center of KCHS retreat

Eucharistic procession brings together high school community By Emily Booker Communion—with Christ and with one another—is the key to strengthening any Catholic community. So, on Sept. 16 the Knoxville Catholic High School community held an all-day student retreat focused on the Eucharist and communion with Christ. The theme stemmed from …

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A living sacrifice

The Mass is the source for living and becoming the saints we are all called to be By Bishop Richard F. Stika “Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.”  — Romans 12:1 Striving for holiness. Each November when the Church celebrates all …

More than 900 attend Holy Fire Nashville event

Diocese of Knoxville and Diocese of Nashville youth are among those present By Katie Peterson/Tennessee Register The Catholic Pastoral Center was on fire with the Holy Spirit on Oct. 1 as more than 900 middle school youth and adults from around the Diocese of Nashville and surrounding dioceses gathered in …