Author Archives: Jill Esfeld

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Excellence times three

Saint Patrick School here, taking inspiration from its patron, has adopted a simple philosophy that is, not surprisingly, threefold: It focuses on spirituality, scholarship and service.
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United by the rosary

One word is all Vincent O'Keefe of Holy Rosary Parish here needs to explain how he and his wife Louise successfully raised their 11 children. Prayer.
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Boys to men

When high school sophomores Carter Clause and David Belpedio from Church of the Nativity Parish here volunteered at the Gillis Center for Boys in Kansas City, Mo., last Christmas, they were surprised at the condition…
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Against all odds

Five years ago, while training for her seventh marathon, Holy Trinity parishioner Linda Crosthwait was running through a crosswalk here that she thought was clear.