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Susie Bergman

We all know someone who inspires the faith of others. In the northern archdiocese, lovingly called “God’s Country” due to its large Catholic population and abundant churches, individuals who exuberantly radiate Christ are visible in nearly every community. Nestled among extraordinary wave makers, are individuals softly shining Christ’s love and

With humble, raw reverence and a hint of quiet confidence, Julia Monnin clutches her morning cup of coffee, prepared to share her journey. It’s a journey full of self-doubt, personal reflection and grace. A journey that led to the publication of her first book and the eventual formation of Journeys

by Susie Bergman Three Mothers of Priests from the Northern Archdiocese Share their Stories In northern Mercer County, nestled in a rural region of rich farmland, a different kind of fruitfulness has flourished. The Coldwater Cluster of Parishes, comprised of St. Mary, St. Anthony and Holy Trinity Churches, has produced

by Susie Bergman Nursing is not only a complicated science, it is a magnificent art. In addition to employing years of scientific training and study, frontline healthcare professionals must also become masters of emotional intelligence. There’s a subtle, yet indistinguishable beauty that emerges when the practice of human empathy, compassion

by Susie Bergman “The most important thing I want to share is that I do not have an agenda. I am not out to get rid of Santa Claus!” Tim Nealeigh is a humorous and delightful man on a historically important mission. That mission spans decades of his life, yet

by Susie Bergman When Kris Lee was 15-years-old, he attended Easter Sunday Mass with a close friend. While his life up to this moment had not been void of religious faith – his grandmother was a Pentecostal Minister – it was the first moment he realized something significant had been

by Susie Bergman Twinning allows parish communities to connect the commonality of our faith across borders, various ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. These relationships allow parishes from all over the globe to embrace and grow deeper in their understanding of Christ through virtual and in-person development. For more than a decade,

by Susie Bergman Many of us fret over our faults and failures. Our imperfections discourage us and our defeats often break our spirits and cause us to give up hope. But when we look at them in a certain way, we can see the experiences that have been imperfect or

by Susie Bergman Most of us know the saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” We can apply this saying to buildings, structures and churches. In fact, one could even say that a beautiful church may be an architectural diamond, but if the pews are not filled each week

by Susie Bergman Last month we took a broad look at the Land of the Cross- Tipped Churches, a unique scenic byway of churches that pepper the horizon throughout Mercer, Auglaize and Darke Counties. The 33 churches and religious sites still standing are a historical diamond shining among the flat,