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June 2017

Knights of Columbus members carry the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue May 29 at St. Isidore Church in Columbus.

Thousands celebrate 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima apparitions

More than 1,000 people came to St. Isidore Church in Columbus May 29 for Mass and other prayers celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions in Fatima, Portugal.

And more than 2,000 came to similar celebrations May 30 at St. Gerald Church in Omaha – two of six stops for the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Ground broken for nursing home

A May 9 groundbreaking marked the construction start for a 54-bed nursing home in West Point sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, which also sponsors the nearby St. Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Retirement Center, St. Francis Home Health and satellite clinics.


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