October 2014

Archives for October 2014.

‘Sacred remembrance’

Carmelites celebrate frontier heritage by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org LEAVENWORTH — What better way was there to celebrate a 150th anniversary than with a little horsing around? We’re not speaking metaphorically. Real horses were involved —…

Falling in love with Christ

Crown of thorns led to priestly vocation by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The cover of Deacon Gerard Alba’s ordination program has an illustration he drew himself. It’s Christ’s crown of thorns. Don’t…

‘Once in a lifetime’

Couple takes advantage of archbishop’s baptismal ministry   by Monte Mace MARYSVILLE — When Michelle and Matthew Schmelzle heard that Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann — as a sign of personal support for couples having “as…
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‘Pitch perfect’

‘Vaticanista’ calls Carmelites ‘precious gift to the church’ by Jessica Langdon jessica.langdon@theleaven.org LEAVENWORTH — When the topic turns to Pope Francis — and you’ve had a front-row seat for the start of his papacy as…

Renovated church blessed

Curé of Ars Church undergoes a $4.5 million renovation project by Jessica Langdon jessica.langdon@theleaven.org LEAWOOD — Sections of the bare floors were still taped off and the new furniture — including the pews — hadn’t…