“Our call is to love each other the way they are. He loves me the way I am. If we get kids to understand it, we’ve done something great to understand each other’s suffering,” said Benedictine Father Edwin Leahy, the school’s headmaster.
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.
Sister Pauline Wolpert, a member of the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, entered religious life thinking skills she’d learned on the soccer field, and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, would have to stay on the sidelines.