Peoria Notre Dame welcomes teen who met Pope Francis after ‘wish’ and prayer

Pope Francis greets Anthony Stone, 16, of Creve Coeur following the pope's general audience at the Vatican on Aug. 31. (Provided photo)

Homecoming Week at Peoria Notre Dame was just that for its newest student, Anthony Stone. “I feel this is the school where God wants me to be,” said the sophomore on Sept. 16 after his first week at the Catholic high school he prayed he could attend. The path God chose to bring Anthony to […]

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‘God had a plan’ for Majestic Italy choir, pilgrims throughout tour

The St. Anthony Camerata Chorale Festival Choir and accompanying pilgrims on the "Majestic Italy" singing tour are shown outside St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. (Provided photo)

God had something special in mind for the St. Anthony Camerata Chorale Festival Choir and Mary Ann Fahey-Darling said because of it the 31 singers and their traveling companions reaped blessing after blessing during their musical pilgrimage to “Majestic Italy.” “God had a plan and it was so much bigger than us,” she told The […]

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