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“The three pillars of Lent — almsgiving, fasting and prayer — are intertwined very closely together,” said Father Brian Guerrini of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, parochial vicar of Queen of Peace Parish in Harlingen. “The whole sense of sacrifice, almsgiving, prayer and fasting, it is holistic in that it nourishes the mind, body and spirit.”
Inmates spend quality time with their children
The Valley Catholic
EDINBURG — More than 40 children from throughout the state were recently blessed with the opportunity to spend a day with their fathers inside the Segovia Prison Unit in Edinburg through the annual “Day with Dad” retreat. The project is sponsored by Kolbe Prison Ministry-RGV and the Office of Jail Ministry of the Diocese of Brownsville.
‘If someone needs help, she helps’
By ROSE YBARRAThe Valley Catholic
RIO GRANDE CITY — Wherever help is needed, Sister Dianne Maresh of the Benedictine Sisters of Crookston, Minn., will be there, according to her fellow religious sisters, friends and colleagues.
Crosses create warm atmosphere at doctor’s office
By MARY ANN ESCAMILLAThe Valley Catholic
McALLEN – Doctor Jorge Garcia’s chiropractic practice has been a fixture in McAllen, Texas for more than 25 years.
Apostolic Nuncio: 'You have demonstrated what it means to be the Church'
SAN JUAN — Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, described the clergy, religious and laity in the border regions of Mexico and the United States as the salt of the earth for their Christian response to refugees and immigrants “por muchisimos años” (for many, many years) during a Mass on Feb. 14 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine in San Juan.
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