Sister Claire Gagnon, who started the Providence Alaska Pastoral Care Department in 1975, died peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 17, at her home in the St. Joseph Residence in Seattle. She was 99 years old.
The popularity of the event stems from those it honors: not the big financial donors, celebrities or public officials. The event highlights people who do “small things with great love”
The conversation for the evening revolved around how the Catholic faith is lived out and looks different between individuals and groups of people. The theme for the evening discussion was, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All.”
In developing his artistic style, he is continually inspired by the communion of saints and local Alaskan people of faith around him.
The parish group, begun around 2004 and led by her predecessor, does not hold formal meetings — another sign of its responsiveness to the reality of life in a single parent household.
The following text was published on Oct. 16 in response to written questions submitted via the Anchorage Archdiocese website on how the archdiocese works to protect vulnerable adults and children against sexual abuse.
Aging brings blessings and challenges. On Nov. 16 Father Michael Shields will deliver two talks in Anchorage titled, “Going into the Grey: Spirituality of Aging.”