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Sister Prema, head of the Missionaries of Charity, visits Sisters and supporters here

Sister Mary Prema Pierick, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, is seen fourth from left in this photo with members of her community serving in Peoria after a Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral on July 17. Also pictured are Father Jeremy Freehill (left), Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and Father Alex Millar. (Provided photo/Christu Raj)

The rosary is a holy “weapon” that strengthens the Missionaries of Charity as they bring the love and compassion of God to the most neglected and unwanted, the head of the worldwide religious community founded by St. Teresa of Kolkata said in a visit to Peoria on July 17. “When you saw Mother, you always […]

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Mission trip to Chicago a timely one for Augustana College Catholic students

Catholic students from Augustana College in Rock Island are pictured outside a soup kitchen operated by the Missionaries of Charity on the south side of Chicago during their Nov. 18-19 mission trip. They include, front row from left, William Fabyan, Laura Heuermann, Christine Vincent, Ruth Iradukunda, Madison Baxter, Julianna Furlano, and Brian Gueerero; middle, Emily Stelnicki; back row, Father Jeremy Freehill, Catholic ministries coordinator of Augustana College, and Isabelle Bartscher. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Laura Heuermann and nine other Catholic students from Augustana College here picked the perfect way to observe the first World Day of the Poor established by Pope Francis — direct service to the poor during an overnight mission trip to Chicago Nov. 18-19. A freshman from Washington, Heuermann told The Catholic Post […]

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Augustana College students deepen knowledge, faith on class trip to Rome

Some of the 37 students from Augustana College in Rock Island taking part in a recent trip to Rome as part of a religion class are pictured with Father Jeremy Freehill, Catholic Ministries Coordinator on campus, at Castel Sant’Angelo overlooking the Tiber River in the Eternal City. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — For Kaitlyn MacDonald, the opportunity to travel to Rome with nearly 40 other students at the end of her sophomore year at Augustana College here “may have been the greatest blessing God has given me thus far.” “Growing up, my faith was always one of the biggest parts of my life,” said […]

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