Model of missionary discipleship
By María Ruiz Scaperlanda
For the Sooner Catholic
In a world that idolizes MVPs, lauds superheroes and glorifies celebrities, for someone to be described as ordinary could be taken as an insult.
Yet, one of the most inspiring things about Stanley Rother – the farmer from Okarche – is precisely how average and ordinary he was.
“His beatification is a verification that God can do great things with relatively ‘insignificant’ people,” explained Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Seattle and an Okarche native. “God chose a humble virgin in Nazareth (an out of the way,…
By Dana Attocknie
The Sooner Catholic
SHAWNEE – The American Indian Catholic Outreach (AICO) for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City opened the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Spiritual Center of Oklahoma Aug. 28 on the campus of Saint Gregory’s University in Shawnee. The spiritual center is a ministry of the AICO.
“The center is there as part of the new evangelization effort that Archbishop Coakley has instituted in the archdiocese,” said Deacon Roy, AICO coordinator. “We are there not only to evangelize, but also to re-evangelize those who have drifted from the faith.”
“The community of believers was one heart and one mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions were his own.” Acts 4:32
Greetings from Catholic Charities! How desperately our communities need the unity of heart and mind offered by the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in our present day! So much division, so much rancor, so little civility in our political and cultural landscape. Because of your support, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City remains a place where such unity is practiced, and where practice demonstrates it can be done.…
The launch of the World Apostolate of Fatima's U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
The historic tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, will feature the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years.
Join Cardinal Amato, Archbishop Coakley and the faithful of Oklahoma in the celebration of the Beatification of Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother - first U.S. martyr and first U.S. priest to be beatified.
*NO TICKETS REQUIRED*
Doors open at 8 a.m.
Find information about clergy registration, seating, parking, hotels and more at www.stanleyrother.org.