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Religion

  • Popular Trappist monk at Gethsemani dies at 95

    The Rev. Matthew Kelty was surprised when Bardstown artist Jim Cantrell asked if he could do a painting of him.

    “He said, ‘I can’t imagine why anybody would want to do a painting of me,’” said Jeannette Cantrell, Jim Cantrell’s wife.

    Jim Cantrell ended up doing four paintings of Kelty, which the Cantrells treasure now more than ever following Kelty’s death Friday at age 95. He died in his sleep during a nap.

  • Religion Notes — Feb. 18

    Bloomfield Church of God

    The Tacketts will be singing 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at The Bloomfield Church of God, 147 Depot St., Bloomfield.  Come early to get a good seat and hear this dynamic Southern Gospel Group. They have appeared with The Gaithers and The Talleys, to name a few.

     

    Community Choir Fest Feb. 20

  • We're all together in this and that's how it should be

    Every Sunday afternoon in Placentia, Calif., the Watson family gathers for Family Day.

    Although informal — most every Watson comes either barefoot or wearing flip-flops — it has its own set of rules and rituals.

    According to Jennifer (Watson) Fiamengo, the rules mainly pertain to the food served. If they grill hamburgers or hot dogs, her mother MUST make her family-famous macaroni salad. If they have Mexican food, her mother MUST make seven-layer dip.

  • We’re all together in this and that’s how it should be

    Every Sunday afternoon in Placentia, Calif., the Watson family gathers for Family Day.

    Although informal — most every Watson comes either barefoot or wearing flip-flops — it has its own set of rules and rituals.

    According to Jennifer (Watson) Fiamengo, the rules mainly pertain to the food served. If they grill hamburgers or hot dogs, her mother MUST make her family-famous macaroni salad. If they have Mexican food, her mother MUST make seven-layer dip.

  • Letter discovered behind St. Michael altar

    When construction workers pulled an altar away from the wall during the renovation of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Fairfield in fall 2010, Gene Nethery noticed something.

    “It was actually laying on the altar on the inside,” Nethery said.

    What he saw was a yellowed piece of paper, twice folded, tucked onto a ledge inside the altar of the Virgin Mary.

    “I couldn’t read the writing,” he recalled. He showed it to several of his colleagues but they could only decipher the date: May 8, 1902.

  • Faith Worship Center speaker

    Billy Thompson will minister at Faith Worship Center, 3160 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, 10:15 a.m. Feb. 13. Thompson played basketball for U of L and was a member of the 1986 NCAA championship team. Thompson was also a reserve member of the Lakers team that won back-to-back NBA Champion- ships in 1987 and 1988. For more information, call the church office at 348-7380.
     

  • Community Choir Fest Feb. 20

    The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host its annual Community Choir Fest 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 407 S. Third St., Bardstown. Choirs will be on hand to render songs of praise.
     

  • Absorbing your pain in my heart

    Being known as a religion writer, sometimes people write or call me to tell about their experiences with God.

    Sometimes they tell me of their theological ideas, which may or may not coincide with mine. Sometimes they tell of their own deep pain, past sin or present struggles.

    Around Christmas I found an envelope on my chair, marked “personal and private.” Hand-delivered and from a woman in the community, it contained a handwritten letter several pages long, written from the woman’s “prayer closet” during the early morning hours.

  • Religion Notes

    Touch of Faith Worship Center

    The Samaritans will minister in song at 11 a.m. Feb. 6 at Touch of Faith Worship Center, 200 John Rowan Blvd., above Clothes Corner. For more information, call 350-3748.

    Nelson Christian Church guest speakers

  • Shouldn’t we all want to be good samaritans?