A visit involves receiving a volunteer who leaves a picture of the Holy Face, based on the image that Jesus’ face left on Veronica’s veil during his passion, and asks the recipient to complete a nine-day novena and nine-day daily rosary. At the novena’s conclusion, the volunteer returns and says a prayer consecrating the home and family to the Holy Face of Jesus.
Even though Father Mack has no kin eligible to donate part of their liver, enough people have learned of his plight to call the University of Rochester Medical Center to see if they are a match for the priest that appointments were backed up into mid-February.
Today, she can smile broadly as she talks about her faith and the parish she belongs to, St. Michael in St. Michael, Minnesota, the parish of her upbringing. She goes to Sunday Mass regularly again, and spends time in eucharistic adoration.
As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.