The tradition continues

Paska baking is an all-ages affair at St. Mary in Weirton, W. VA. For decades, volunteers have gathered in the church hall at St. Mary in Weirton, W. Va. on Lazarus Saturday to prepare dozens of delicious loaves of paska … Continue reading

“God Speaks: Do We Listen?”

The 16th annual Women’s Day of Reflection will be held 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 210 Greentree Road, Munhall, Pa.

A dedicated committee meets throughout the year to plan and coordinate the day, working with a theme of interest to women to help them grow in their spirituality. The springtime event features a schedule of three speakers who focus on the chosen theme of the day; luncheon; vendors and a bountiful basket auction with proceeds donated to local women’s shelters.

This year’s theme is “God Speaks: Do We Listen?” Presenters include:

Lillian Leonardi (“My Spiritual Homecoming”). Lillian Leonardi served from 1998 to 2010 in the FBI, Pittsburgh Division, as its Community Outreach Specialist. On Sept. 11, 2001, within three hours after the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa, she was at the site, where she spent the next 12 days. She has written a book about her experience entitled “In the Shadow of a Badge: A Memoir About Flight 93, a Field of Angels, and My Spiritual Homecoming.” Post-9/11, Leonardi represented the FBI in collaboration on three projects relating to Flight 93. Prior to her FBI career, Leonardi was appointed in 1984 to serve as the first female police officer in the city of Arnold, Pa., where she specialized in crime prevention and investigations of crimes against children. After her 25-year career of service in law enforcement, Lillie Leonardi is pursuing her lifelong passion for writing.

Jennifer Miele (“God Speaks to All Generations”. Continue reading

Spirituality Day

Spirituality Day was held March 31 at SS. Peter and Paul in Warren, Ohio. Spirituality Days are sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters twice a year, to assist the faithful in preparing themselves to celebrate the Feasts of the Nativity and … Continue reading

Lenten Day of Prayer for healing

From The Sisters of St. Basil the Great’s Facebook page at, posted on April 4: Over 30 people took advantage of the Lenten Day of Prayer for Healing led by Father Joseph Freedy, Saturday, March 30. Attendees were grateful … Continue reading

Commitment to Children

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month It seems that we, in the United States, recognize worthy causes on a monthly basis. For example, October is breast cancer awareness month. January is Alzheimer’s awareness month. And, April is national child … Continue reading