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PAWTUCKET — It will soon be a familiar and festive scene at the Jeanne Jugan Residence where the Little Sisters of the Poor care for the elderly. The aromas of the holiday will fill the … more
St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “Be thankful for small things, it is in them that your strength lies.” The St. Augustine student council put together 26 baskets, including all of the … more
VATICAN CITY — The Nativity scene that will sit under a 98-foot-tall silver fir tree in the middle of St. Peter’s Square this year will feature 19 life-sized figures carved in cedar by … more
Students at The Prout School in Wakefield raised $1,000 to benefit the Diocese of Providence’s support for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The strong Category 4 storm ravaged Florida’s … more
The disastrous summertime rains in Kentucky not only affected that state’s coal mining region, they also had calamitous results of Biblical proportions in another area. The celebrated … more
Last year, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of our diocese with the theme “The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us; We are Filled with Joy” (Ps 126:3). Indeed, He has! We always have … more
BRISTOL / WARREN — Knights of Columbus Council 379 will sponsor a "Keep Christ in CHRISTmas" outdoor display contest in Bristol and Warren again this year. Winners will be those that best … more
COVENTRY — Gabriel's Trumpet Manager Donna Perry shares some of her top reccomendations for new books for the 2022 Advent season. [cqmedia layout="panel" … more
NORTH KINGSTOWN | PROVIDENCE | WARREN — From December 5-7, the diocesan Eucharistic Revival will host a Eucharistic Advent Mission offered by Father David Mary Engo, a Franciscan friar and … more
Many years ago, I attended a Peter, Paul and Mary concert in Pittsburgh. You know Peter, Paul and Mary – the famous folk group that sang Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ … more
The Wonder of Christmas Bazaar and Crafts FairNASONVILLE — The Wonder of Christmas Bazaar and Crafts Fair will return to the Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, on Friday, Dec. 2, from … more
PROVIDENCE — In Haiti, where gang violence has long plagued the impoverished island nation, an outbreak of cholera this fall has led to further instability as those in need of treatment often … more
PROVIDENCE — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Richard G. Henning, S.T.D. as Coadjutor Bishop of Providence with right of succession and has accepted the resignation of … more
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence was recently determined to be in compliance with the standards set forth by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the protection of children and … more
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The National Catholic Educational Association says Catholic schools have recovered more quickly from the pandemic than its public school counterparts.The successes, according … more
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Marie C. Sauriol, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at home. She was the wife of the late Alexander J. Sauriol Jr. Born in Providence, she was the … more
CRANSTON — Emma Jane Woodhouse, age 89, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2022.Born December 11, 1932 in Elmira, New York, to Roy and Viola Smith, Jane lived for many years in New Canaan, … more
Watching the stock market these days can drive you crazy. I suppose that’s always true, but especially now when the market is so depressed and volatile. And if you have any investments, and … more
Save the Date: Eucharistic Revival Advent EventPROVIDENCE — From December 5-7, the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival will be hosting a Eucharistic Advent Mission offered by Father David Mary Engo, a … more
PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the Vatican’s release of the document that will guide the next phase of the global Synod called for by Pope Francis.The … more
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