Blessed Jordan of Saxony
Feb 13 2006
Blessed Jordan of Saxony was born in the year 1190. He met St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), while at the University of Paris around 1219. He joined the Dominicans in 1220, and he was elected master general of the order after St. Dominic died in 1222. Blessed Jordan, a great preacher, helped the Dominicans grow rapidly until he drowned in a shipwreck in 1237. He is the patron of Dominican vocations.
St. Angela Merici
Jan 27 2006
St. Angela Merici was born March 21, 1474, in Italy. At the young age of 15, she became a Franciscan tertiary and had a vision that she would inspire women in vocations. While making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she became blind. Instead of going home, she continued on her pilgrimage. Afterwards, Angela Merici regained her sight. In 1535 she began the Ursuline sisters, who were formed to teach. She died in Italy in 1540. Her body was found incorrupt. St. Angela Merici is patron saint of people with disabilities and people who are sick.
Good Shepherd Center plans leadership change
Dec 08 2005
Sister Mary Rosaria Baxter, R. G. S., is stepping down as president of Good Shepherd Center in Halethorpe after 16 years leading the residential treatment facility for adolescent girls with emotional and behavioral difficulties of a psychiatric nature.