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November 2016

Giving Thanks

It might be a simple "thank you" for someone’s kindness, profound gratitude for life, health and faith, or somewhere in between.

Richard Super, left, men’s team coordinator for the Ignatian Spirituality Project in Omaha and a member of St. John Parish at Creighton University, talks with Tom Wendt, who tells his story of homelessness at retreats, before a Nov. 12-13 retreat for 14 homeless men at the Missionary Society of St. Columban retreat house in Bellevue. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Retreat helps recovery of homeless, addicted

Tom Wendt of Omaha was addicted first to alcohol, then methamphetamines.

Awaiting trial six years ago on several drug counts, he was placed at the Siena/Francis House and its addiction recovery program, where a counselor told him he needed to go on a retreat.

Carrie Walter, program director at Catholic Charities’ St. Martin de Porres Center in Omaha, sorts through food donations Nov. 14. Photo by Mike May/Staff

Help is needed to feed the hungry

The shelves empty quickly at the St. Martin de Porres food pantry in Catholic Charities’ Christ Child North Center, and help is needed as winter and the holiday season approach.

"We need supplies like crazy," said Carrie Walter, program director.


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