Margaret More, center, stands with fellow Vincentians, including Renato Lima de Oliveira, St. Vincent de Paul Society global president, left, in January at Vincent’s Legacy in Wall. More will receive an award from the state for service to her community. Ken Falls photo
No one was more surprised to learn she had won the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award than Margaret More herself.
“I thought we were being notified of a grant we had submitted,” More recalled after getting a phone call from Joseph T. Williams, diocesan president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. More ... Tuesday, May 16, 2017
As president of Georgian Court University, Mercy Sister Rosemary Jeffries devoted a lion’s share of her time to opening doors in ways that expanded the educational and cultural horizons of the students there. More ... Thursday, March 23, 2017
Showcasing one of the Catholic Church’s most well-known and celebrated saints, parades in honor of St. Patrick kicked off the first March weekend in the Diocese of Trenton, in spite of near-freezing temperatures, drawing participants and parade-goers from neighboring towns to take in the festivities. Catholic community members, some marching for the first time, joined others in upholding a time-honored tradition. More ... Friday, March 10, 2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe did a great favor for Father Walter Quiceno and his family this year, and now the parochial vicar in St. Rose Parish, Belmar, wants everyone to know the blessings of having a devotion to the Mother of the Americas.
“I did not know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” said Father Quiceno, who came from Colombia to serve the Diocese of Trenton in 2008. “In Colombia, we are devoted to the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel and never hear of Guadalupe.” More ... Wednesday, December 14, 2016
When it comes to education, Sister of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Pa., Christine Joseph Iacobacci is widely recognized and respected for her gifts, not only in teaching reading, but creating programs that help students master the vital skill.
Relationships… it all comes down to fostering relationships with our God, with our faith community, with one another. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, has long served as a bridge and relationship builder among cultures and ethnicities throughout the Americas and the world, and as intercessor between God and God’s people.
In 1996, when Franciscan Sister Robert Marie Green retired as principal of Corpus Christi School, Willingboro, after 36 years in education, she was determined to try something new. More ... Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thanks to a long-ago recommendation from a Trenton shepherd, Walter Leo Sikorski has kept abreast of faith-based local, diocesan, state, national and international news through the pages of The Monitor for more than 50 years. More ... Thursday, December 1, 2016