Roanoke man’s faith journey is told in new book by first-time author

Steve Wagner is baptized by Msgr. Charles Beebe in 2013 at St. Joseph's Church in Roanoke. His faith journey is told in the new book "From Assisi to Christ" written by Ron Thorne of Peoria.

What started as a conversation between two men — one of them searching for answers — during a Cursillo weekend in June 2012 is now a book about conversion and healing called “From Assisi to Christ.” Steve Wagner of Roanoke is the man who made that journey, which is recounted in detail by Ron Thorne […]

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Msgr. Beebe to senior status: educator, pastor, and longtime guide of diaconate

ROANOKE — As a young boy growing up in Lacon, Msgr. Charles Beebe felt a calling to the priesthood. His father, Joseph, thought that would be a difficult path and suggested he consider becoming a dentist like his uncle on the East Coast. Though for a few years, when asked what he wanted to be, […]

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