Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Father Jerome Spenner challenged people to go deeper
Father Jerome Spenner loved to introduce people to God, but he wasn’t satisfied with just an introduction. For Father Spenner, the goal was always a love affair with the Lord.… Read More
Friday, February 24, 2023
Ministry was among the many loves of Servite Sister M. Suzanne Vandenheede
Sister M. Suzanne Vandenheede of the Servants of Mary had many loves, a longtime friend said. Sister Suzanne loved her family, her religious community, the educational opportunities she received –… Read More
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
Sister Catherine Thomas Dwyer was a talented teacher who loved her Irish heritage
Sister Catherine Thomas Dwyer – a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa for 68 years – was a teacher and principal known for her sense of humor and love of her Irish… Read More
Monday, February 06, 2023
Omaha native Sister Mary Lee Hansen loved painting and photography
Sister Mary Lee Hansen, an Ursuline Sister of Louisville and Omaha native, was a teacher, communications director and administrative assistant throughout her more than 65 years of religious life. She… Read More
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Former longest-serving priest in the archdiocese remembered as radiating holiness
Father Hugh Schwartz, once the longest-serving priest in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died last week after a brief illness. He was just seven days shy of turning 93. A huge… Read More
Friday, January 13, 2023
Father Parrinello had multiple gifts as a counselor
Father Frank Parrinello had the right parents, personality, education and training to make him a one-of-a-kind counselor and priest.  His parents – Joseph Parrinello and his late wife, Carole, of… Read More
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Benedictine Brother Mark Bern diligently maintained Mount Michael’s vehicles, property
During 61 years of religious life, Brother Mark Bern had a broad yet tangible effect on his community at Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey – caring for cars, wastewater, farmland, cattle,… Read More
Friday, January 06, 2023
Jesuit Father Eagan was known for his energy and enthusiasm
Jesuit Father Joseph F. Eagan is remembered by his community as someone who enjoyed life and encouraged others to do the same. Father Eagan loved to travel, had a keen… Read More
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Sister Darlene Hoch taught in six states
Sister Darlene Hoch, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, taught in six states throughout her 71-year teaching career. She died in Milwaukee on Dec. 29. She was… Read More
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Sister Mary Alice Simanek taught for more than 80 years
Sister Mary Alice Simanek’s teaching career spanned more than 80 years and included almost a decade in the Archdiocese of Omaha. A member of the School Sisters of St. Francis,… Read More
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Sister Lorraine Schmitz spent six decades as an educator in Nebraska and Iowa
Sister Lorraine Schmitz faithfully lived out her religious vocation as an educator in Nebraska and Iowa for 60 years. Sister Lorraine, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis,… Read More
Monday, December 19, 2022
Sister Joann Feist found God’s presence in nature
Sister Joann Feist, a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, died Dec. 6 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 88. Sister Joann taught for 46 years. From 1968-1973,… Read More
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