June 2012 issue

Summary of issue:
After the sudden death of his wife, a father and his eight children find themselves wrapped in the love of their parish family

• Anna’s advice: ‘God takes care of everything’
We come to share not just a table, but our lives
Belief in God as creator




May 2012 issue

Summary of issue:
Sue Marinari and Valeria Grant are moms with a two-fold mission: being the primary caregivers of their children and ensuring they have a firm foundation in their Catholic faith.

• Faith lessons for the deaf community
• What to do when an elderly parent needs nursing care
• What is the connection between Bono and the Blessed Mother?


April 2012 issue

Summary of issue:
Badiyah Parker, a member of the youth group at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in West Philadelphia, shares her faith journey and what motivated her to become Catholic.

• A mother’s march for life
• Proclaiming the Good News in a digital world
• From God’s soil, strong roots


March 2012 issue

Summary of issue:
Deacon Joe Carr, a plumber by trade, finds fulfillment in serving others, whether he’s wielding a wrench or preaching the Gospel.

•On the court and off, faith gives an assist
•An inheritance of faith
•At home, thanks to the Church


February 2012 issue

Summary of issue:
A couple turns to Retrouvaille to transform their troubled marriage

• Malvern Retreat House: A spiritual haven for 100 years
• Teaching children about genuine love
• Gospel guides mission abroad


January 2012 issue

Summary of issue:
Behind the cloister’s grille, joy and prayers mark the days of this Pink Sister.

• When Gen Y turns to Gen Life

• Kneeling at work

• I can’t be a saint — can I?


December 2011 issue

Summary of issue:

In the cover story, local artists share how faith inspires their artwork

• A woman of hope is safe at home
• Keeping Christ in Christmas
• Finding God during Advent


November 2011 issue

Summary of issue:
In the cover story, a family shares the blessings of a child with Down syndrome

Through Mary to Jesus: two conversion stories
Balancing work and play during the holidays
How a Phillies player lives his faith


October 2011 issue

Summary of issue:
In the cover story, faith knows no language barriers at St. Ann Parish in Phoenixville.

• Asking for Mary’s intercession
• What a movie about violent conflict teaches us about peace and compassion
•The dish on working together


September 2011 Issue

Back in the 19th century St. John Bosco used juggling and magic tricks to attract children to his catechism classes. Jeff Braconnier is doing much the same thing, except his shtick is music.Jeff, who is the youth minister and children’s choir director at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media, casts a wider net as founder and director of the Catholic Community Choir.The choir attracts about 200 kids from Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties for musicals, choir and lessons of the Catholic faith.

Not bad for a guy who is just 21 years old.