MADISON -- Putting their faith into action is what people of the Diocese of Madison and beyond did July 14-15 when they joined seminarians who led a 24-hour pro-life vigil and Eucharistic Adoration for life.
Vigil participants recited the rosary and other prayers outside an abortion clinic off of Stoughton Rd. in Madison. At the same time, 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration was held at St. Peter Church in Madison. Mass began and ended the 24-hour period.
This is the second year the Office of Vocations has sponsored the vigil. Diocese of Madison seminarians and those discerning priesthood for the Diocese of Madison led prayers outside the abortion clinic and took turns adoring the Blessed Sacrament in the 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration.
Last year, participants prayed in rain that poured off and on throughout the day and night, while this year they were bathed in sunshine and humidity.
Fr. Tait Schroeder, pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Ridgeway and Immaculate Conception Parish in Barneveld, was one of the participants.
"We ask for a blessing of healing for all those involved with this place of evil," he prayed at the abortion clinic. "Bring them to a conversion of heart. Forgive their sins and drive away the evil one." Full story ...
Nazareth House: Explores future options
STOUGHTON -- The following statement was recently issued by the Nazareth House, a nursing home operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, located at 814 Jackson St. in Stoughton:
"At Nazareth House, we take pride in providing high quality, compassionate care to our residents. As we look forward, we sadly realize that we will not have an appropriate number of Sisters available to assist us in this mission," said Sr. Philomena Murphy, CEO. "Thus, we are exploring options that will allow Nazareth House to continue to operate at the exemplary level we demand, and that our residents expect and deserve.
"To this end, after much thought and deliberation, we are considering the possibility of a change in ownership. Because things are only preliminary at this point, and nothing is certain, we have very little specific information to offer right now. Full story ...
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