On the Thanksgiving holiday, many gather with friends and family to celebrate all the things for which they are grateful. But for the children in foster care waiting to be adopted, they have less to be thankful for.
A wooden statue of the Madonna that literally shed blood, sweat and tears, and issued an urgent warning to repent in messages to a deaf Japanese sister in the 1970s constitute the apparition of Our Lady of Akita.
Drums, costumes, music and dancing of centuries-old Mexican tradition will fill the streets of downtown Houston on Dec. 8 — all in an expression of devotion and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas.
Could it be true that the only person who has visited her since she was sentenced by the courts to a juvenile detention center for a crime she committed was a volunteer from the Special Youth Services (SYS) ministry? And, maybe, through these weekly one-on-one visits to her cell, she has truly grasped for the first time in her life what it means to be loved and forgiven by God?
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