Franciscan sister taught nine years at Immaculate Conception School

Sister Catherine Georgine Porter spent 81 years as a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
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The Least of These: Spiritual works at work

“When people ask for prayer, I follow up with a note,” Nadolny said. “I want to know how they are doing, and to keep me updated. I also invite them to join the prayer group.”
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Maryland Catholic Women’s Conference is Oct. 6-8

To be held Oct. 6-8 at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, the 7th-annual conference is open to women 18 years old and older. This year’s theme is “Fire Within.”
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Four Archdiocese of Baltimore schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

St. John the Evangelist School in Long Green Valley and St. Mary Catholic School in Hagerstown received the distinction for the first time. St. Louis School in Clarksville and St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick were honored for a second time.
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Sister Valeria served Rodgers Forge school for more than four decades

School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Valeria Wagner is fondly remembered at St. Pius X School in Rodgers Forge, where, from 1973 to 2014, she taught kindergarten, first grade and later ministered as a volunteer.
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Father Nawrocki, priest who served Holy Rosary Parish and Polish communities, dies

A farewell bilingual Mass in Polish and English for Society of Christ Father Zdzisław Nawrocki will be held Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Holy Rosary in Fells Point.
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National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes to dedicate Shrine of St. Sharbel

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg will host a day of celebration in honor of the dedication of the Shrine of St. Sharbel.
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Sister Madeleine Chaffers, longtime educator, dies at 94

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Madeleine Chaffers was offered Aug. 28 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. Sister Madeleine died Aug. 19. She was 94 and a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years.
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Archbishop Lori shows support for young immigrants facing possible deportation

In a show of support for young undocumented immigrants who could face deportation if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is eliminated, Archbishop William E. Lori celebrated a Mass in Spanish at St. Patrick in Fells Point Sept. 13, assuring the immigrant community he stands with them.
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Sister Regina Russell, D.C., ministered as child care worker, teacher

A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity Sister Regina Russell was offered Aug. 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.
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