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  • For the past year, we Little Sisters of the Poor have been celebrating the 150th anniversary of our congregation’s arrival in the United States.
  • Together at the potluck
    When I was growing up in a small Midwestern farm community, I was vaguely aware of rich folks. There were prosperous lawyers, business owners, Dad's cousin who owned the grain mill.
  • What's in a number?
    This month, I will celebrate a milestone birthday. I've done the math and know what the numbers say, but I have to beg to differ: I do not feel like my age, not by a mile.
  • What it means to have a divine understanding
    A number of years ago at a symposium on faith and evangelization, one of the speakers made a rather startling statement. 
  • Did you know the family is a school of love?
  • "I have observed Satan falling like lightning from the sky" (Lk 10:18).

    Jesus instructed the Twelve: "Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves" (Mt 10:16).

    Avoiding being like Satan, who was dispelled from heaven because of pride, and reminding the Twelve that they will be vulnerable sheep are two of Christ's reality checks found in the New Testament. Just when we think discipleship is glorious, along comes one of Christ's zingers aimed at bringing his apostles down to earth.

  • Business was good. So good, in fact, that the family company had become one of the largest breweries in New England, producing 300,000 barrels a year and supporting two generations of Geisels in Springfield, Mass. 
  • We dedicate the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a reminder that we should venerate Mary’s heart for its purity and devotion to Christ.
  • This summer marks the special occasions of David's and my 40th anniversary and the marriage of our older son Ryan to Sarah, our new daughter
  • We wake up into life with the incurable sense that we’re special, that we’re the center of the universe.

The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.