Sister Teresa (Malbri) Reyes, Sister Anna Rose Ciarrone and Sister Mary Gemma (Katherine) Harris professed perpetual vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as members of the Franciscan Sisters, T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother on July 6.
St. Augustine Parish on Spokane’s South Hill is home to a series of statues depicting the Seven Sorrows of Mary.
Boarding a bus at 5:30 in the morning is not normally enjoyable, yet, as I set foot on the prayer pilgrimage bus, or motor coach as our driver called it, the air seems to pulse with a subtle excitement.
Even in middle school, Father Al Grasher was interested in the priesthood, but his path to ordination in 1986 took him first to Omak to serve as a teacher.