Tag: May 2024

stock photo of woman holding rosary beads

The Origins of the Rosary

While the rosary is certainly not a modern concept, it is a surprisingly recent addition to our spiritual practice. It first appeared in its current form in the 16th century. 

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Headshot of Ralph Holtzhauser

Meet Ralph Holtzhauser

Ralph Holtzhauser’s love of music has always been deeply rooted in his faith, and as the diocesan music director and director of music for St. Columba Cathedral Parish, he wants to bring that joy to every parish. 

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Black and white photo of a large communion class.

From the Archives: First Communion, 1925

Both the number and the age of the children in this photograph represent what would have been recent developments in the 1920s—huge population growth and the reception of First Communion around the age of seven.

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Bronze statue of St. Brendan, pointing toward the sea.

About Saint Brendan the Navigator

Saint Brendan is the patron saint of boaters, divers, mariners, travelers, whales and the U.S. Navy. In the diocese, St. Brendan Parish on the west side of Youngstown bears his name.

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