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50 years ago — September 29, 1972
STORY TIME – Sister Visitacion de Austria, OP, is surrounded by some of the kindergarten children as she reads them a story.
Dominican Sisters Now Staff of the Immaculate Conception in Lihue, Kauai
The nuns are new to Immaculate Conception School. This is their first year in Hawaii and they have committed themselves with religious dedication to teaching the student body of 107 children. The nuns are Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena. This community was founded by Venerable Francisca del Spiritu Santo in Intramuros Manila on July 26, 1696. Their purpose is service to God and Humanity. Currently, there are approximately 400 members in the community. They have two convents located outside the Philippines, one in San Francisco and one in Lihue, Kauai.
25 years ago — October 3, 1997
A welcome pack
Bishop DiLorenzo published this week in the Hawaii Catholic Herald, “The Welcoming Parish,” a document he intends to serve as a model for parish life in Hawaii.
The document, subtitled “A Pastoral Vision for the Diocese of Honolulu,” uses theological principles and practical goals to outline the duties and obligations of a good parish.
10 years ago — September 28, 2012
Year of Faith Opens in Hawaii with Mass at Co-Cathedral
The Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI will officially open in Hawaii on October 9 with a 7 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva at St. Theresa of Kalihi-Palama Co-Cathedral.
In his announcement a year ago, the pope described the special year – October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013 – as a “call to authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the only Savior of the world.”
The other islands also have masses inaugurating the year of faith. …
Bishop Silva also convened a Year of Faith committee, led by Deacon Modesto Cordero, to develop ways in which the diocese will commemorate the year. He plans to publish a resource guide for the diocese and parishes.