Feliz Cumpleaños (Happy Birthday) to our Denise Nagel Youth Center!! Located in the barrio called Fatima, it is now celebrating one year since the doors opened February 22, 2019.  A big event will be the Youth Center’s first soccer game complete with uniforms!!  About 30 young people come after school each day to learn computer…

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One year, to observe Earth Day, I decided not to consume resources such as water, electricity, gasoline, disposable items – you get the idea (sort of a one day Lent).   I did allot myself three gallons of water.    Very quickly my day deteriorated as I was unable to make coffee in my electric coffee maker. …

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This Easter we celebrate Br. Ivo Toneck who left this earthFebruary 29, 2020, after 32 years at the Casa Franciscana Mission. I would like to relate some memories of this remarkable friar. Not long ago, Ivo made his usual arrival in his beat-up pickup truck which is shown in this picture for his final ride…

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