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Rebecca Sontag

by Rebecca Sontag Under the musical direction of Anthony DiCello, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral has sponsored “Great Music in a Great Space” for nearly a quarter of a century. Now in its 24th year, the concert series boasts four to five performances each season and features artists of the

by Rebecca Sontag North: Immaculate Conception When asked why she intends to join the Catholic Church, Amanda Schmerge replied with serene certitude, saying, “It was a slow-growing love.” Amanda was satisfied as a Methodist, always active in her church. Yet, it seemed a reasonable compromise that her children, ages 4-11,

Samantha England with sixth graders at Summit Country Day School. She holds her painting of an apple, part of her personal perseverance project
By Rebecca Sontag There are a thousand excuses for not making your own artwork. But the kids love to see what you can do. It brings a level of authenticity to your classroom also. The whole thing just worked out amazingly.” –Samantha England Samantha England had more than a thousand

By Rebecca Sontag Katie Claes’ dad came home from work one evening excited about something he’d heard on the radio and told Katie all about it. During that morning’s commute on Sacred Heart Radio’s Son Rise Morning Show, Jason Claes listened to an interview with Jim Cavnar, president and cofounder of

Long-time Friends Team Up to Write and Illustrate Children’s Book, The Cliff By Rebecca Sontag The Cliff, written by Mark Phillips and illustrated by Terri Hamlin, is a lovely allegorical tale rife with valuable lessons for the choosing. An old man finds himself a modest home perched high upon a

By Rebecca Sontag “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul’s refreshment.” –Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas is a time of wonderment and delight when even the dull early winter skies are made new with the glimmer of rich decorations and the twinkling

by Rebecca Sontag “You have this gift of faith, and at any age, you can take that gift and make something of it.” — Martha Dunsky But what to do with this gift of faith and how to share it? How do we pass it on? That is something we

By Rebecca Sontag For Us Men and Our Salvation Rock bottom” sometimes comes halfway up a towering mountain under a wide-open blue sky in Wyoming. That’s where Jill Bischoff was when she pulled her car over to the side of the road that late-Friday afternoon in 1996. She had heard

Story & photo by Rebecca Sontag The victor will thus be dressed in white, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels.” (Revelation 3:5) Caregiving is hard. It is heavy lifting