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‘Jesus princesses’ celebrate, learn God’s plan at diocese’s Mother-Daughter Tea

Lucy Twait embraces her daughter Lilly as she shares the special qualities and gifts the girl has brought to their family. Members of St. Luke Parish in Eureka, they took part in a Mother-Daughter Fertility Appreciation Tea at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria on April 30. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Tea, finger sandwiches and cookies were served with smiles and some serious talk last Saturday as a roomful of “Jesus princesses” learned why their dignity as daughters of God should be respected and safeguarded. The Mother-Daughter Fertility Appreciation Tea brought the girls and their mothers, godmothers, grandmothers and “aunties” to the Spalding Pastoral Center in […]

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Mother-Daughter Tea on April 30 specially invites girls ages 10 to 13

Dr. Jillian Stalling (left) and Shirley Plaag will speak at the Mother and Daughter Tea on April 30 in Peoria.

Body and soul will be fed at the Mother and Daughter Tea that will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Planned for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it is being co-sponsored by the Respect Life Ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria and OSF FertilityCare. Cecilia […]

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EWTN’S Mother Angelica spoke in Peoria, and with The Catholic Post, in 1985

Mother Angelica, founder of Eternal Word Television Network, died March 27 at the age of 92. (CNS files)

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Mother Angelica, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network, died on Easter Sunday, March 27. The following account of her 1985 visit to Peoria appeared on the front page of the March 31, 1985 issue of The Catholic Post. It was written by then-editor Albina Aspell. By Albina Aspell She calls herself “a […]

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Run, Mother, run

The story of Mother Angelica's visit to Peoria from the front page of the March 31, 1985, edition of The Catholic Post.

When Mother Angelica died on Easter Sunday, March 27, we searched our files for a time the foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network visited the Diocese of Peoria. It turned out to be 31 years ago almost to the day. It wasn’t Easter that brought Mother Angelica, then a 61-year-old dynamo, to Peoria on […]

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