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June 2017

Accompanying others in sharing mercy

In this, my final installment of reflections on living mercy, I wanted to draw from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," the Joy of the Gospel. In that document, the Holy Father speaks to us about missionary discipleship, which is part of the pastoral vision of our archdiocese and which includes unity and living mercy.

Monarch ride

Sara Dykman of Kansas City, Kan., and Beyond a Book adventure-based education, visits with third-graders May 18 at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha in their monarch garden. The visit was part of Dykman’s 10,000-mile "ButterBike" bike ride following the monarch migration from Mexico and talking about challenges the butterflies face.

Transitional deacons

Transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, left, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack pose after their May 26 ordinations with Archbishop George J. Lucas at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The men will spend the coming year preparing for ordination to the priesthood. Photo by Marc May.

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