78 Photos - Jul 25, 2013
Photo: Sr. Norbert Moline (back, left) and Associates welcome  ASBS to the University CenterPhoto: Trudy Brown chats with Louis and Carol GaignardPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jamos and Marie Damnavitas from Los AngelesPhoto: New Iberia, Louisiana. ASBSPhoto: Mary and Charles Leispring traveled from Denver.Photo: Sr. M. Roland Laguard, SBS, spoke on Friday night about the contributions of her family to Mother Katharine's evangelization work in Louisiana.Photo: Photo: On Friday evening, Carolyn Thomas welcomed the ASBS to Xavier and to New Orleans. She introduced them to Dr. Norman Francis.Photo: Dr. Norman Francis welcomed the ASBS and thanked them for their $1500 contribution for the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.Photo: Photo: Dr. Francis compared a morgage on a building to putting something away in lay-a-way; the new chapel is in lay-a-way!Photo: Sr. Monica Loughlin explained the history of Xavier University from its founding by Mother Katharine in 1915 through its development into a full fledged university.Photo: Photo: Photo: Sr. Christine Smith with two Harlem Associates.Photo: Associates admire the wood statue of St. Katharine with two children.Photo: Nave of the new chapel focuses on the altar of sacrifice.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Deacons Harold Vincent and Deacon Raymond Derouen assisted Father Jeffrey Ott, O.P. at Saturday's liturgyPhoto: Photo: Deacon Dr. Harold Vincent's Saturday homily challenged his listeners banish worry with trust.Photo: Deacon Raymond Derouen led the prayers of petition on Saturday.Photo: Photo: Bringing up the bread and wine at the OffertoryPhoto: Photo: Father Jeffery Ott, O.P. distributes communion to the Associates present at Mass on Saturday morning.Photo: Deacon Raymond Derouen offers the Blood of Christ to ASBS pilgrimsPhoto: Marie Redhouse, ASBS from the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, offered the Blessing of the Four DirectionsPhoto: Breakfast was in the University Center where the gatherings took place.Photo: Father Jeffery gave the keynote address on Saturday morning.Photo: Frances and Thomas Barnes from Gary, IndianaPhoto: Photo: On Saturday morning, the ASBS  broke up into two large groups — one to share what they were doing, the other to come up wit ideas about how they would proclaim the GoodNews!Photo: Really taking this responsibility seriously!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Corpus Christi Church, where many SBS taught in the school.Photo: Photo: Photo: Corpus Christi Church made it through Hurrican Katrina.Photo: Photo: A statue of St. Katharine Drexel is in the yard outside St. Peter Claver Church, one of the parishes where Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament ran the school for years.Photo: Henriette Delille, foundress of the Holy Family Sisters, is honored in the sculpture garden.Photo: Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas, two early young women, one recently a mother, the other pregnant, were martyred during the Roman persecutions. Their names are mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass.Photo: Mardi Gras Band added color to the theme of the evening event.Photo: Saturday night celebration had a Mardi Gras theme.Photo: Photo: Carole Blanks, New ASBS Director who had shared that duty with Sr. Norbert.Photo: Assistant directors Joan Chisholm and Joyce Page flank director Carole Blanks as she calls up area coordinators who worked hard to bring the pilgrimage to life.Photo: Photo: As a token of appreciation for all her years of hard work as Director of the ASBS. Sr. M. Norbert Moline receives a clock with an engravement.Photo: Sr. Mary Norbert and Marie Redhous from the Navajo Reservation share their joy.Photo: Two New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians performed for the guests after they explained how the Indian people had often protected escaped slaves and some intermarried.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: That's the spirit!Photo: The evening wound down and the ASBS chatted a bit with friends before returning to the hotel.Photo: Carolyn Thomas welcomed the ASBS to the closing Liturgy in the St. Katharine Dresel Chapel at Xavier University.Photo: Assisted by Deacon Harold Vincent, Father Ott sprinkles the congregation as a reminder of their baptismal commitment.Photo: Maria St. George proclaimed the first reading.Photo: Is it my imagination or does everybody look tired?
Too much mardi Gras dancing and prancing? Or just feeling wistful that the days together were coming to an end.Photo: A couple brings up the gifts at the Offertory.

No more photos. the camera lens got stuck at this point. Sorry. Now, Go out and spread the good news that Christ died for ALL people.