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Susie Lloyd

Orphan Outreach Ministry

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction. (James 1:27)  Nazar sits in a crib in a bare room, smiling and laughing. Staffers gather around in amazement. They’ve…

July: St. Olha, the Godmother

July’s saint may have a funny name but let me tell you, Olha (890 – 969) was no joke. Just ask the Drevlians. They murdered her husband so she murdered them — 5,000 of them. Mafia style. That was before her conversion to Christianity. Olha,…

The genius of Mary

Do we really get Mary? We know God made her perfectly sinless. She needed to be perfect, because Jesus would take his human nature from her. That’s why she was humble, meek, and so, so good. And that’s where we get stuck. Everybody focuses…

April: Sosipater — You are there!

St. Sosipater (aka Sopater) is mentioned twice in the Bible and both times he comes across as, well, boring. But stick with me because boring people often have exciting friends and therein lies our story. We first read his name in the Book…

Don’t do Lent cold turkey

Since we are on the subject of “breathing with both lungs lately,” let’s talk about how Eastern rite Catholics practice Lent. Easterners don’t do Lent cold turkey. Maybe because it’s too hard (read on) or maybe because the Slavs are just…