The National Parks Service and the Catholic Diocese of Alexandria together with representatives from the Caddo-Adai Nation marked the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the military post (presidio) and mission at Los Adaes on Nov. 11, 1717 with a religious ceremony and the dedication of a marker honoring the Franciscan friars who died while serving at the San Miguel Mission.
Surrounded by fellow Knights and Sir Knights of Peter Claver at St. Juliana Church in Alexandria, Bishop David Talley was initiated Nov. 4 into the Knights of Peter Claver Third Degree, joining St. Juliana Council #268.
Shortly after being initiated into the Knights of Peter Claver, Bishop Talley was exemplified as a Fourth Degree Knight by supreme officers from the national office, the Louisiana state office and Assembly #27 Faithful Navigator. Father August Thompson, a
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
Let us love, not with words but with deeds
1. “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn 3:18). These words of the Apostle John voice an imperative that no Christian may disregard. The seriousness with which the “beloved disciple” hands down Jesus’ command to our own day is made even clearer by the contrast between the empty words so frequently on our lips and the concrete deeds against which we are called to measure ourselves. Love has no alibi. Whenever we set out to love as Jesus loved, we have to take the Lord as our example; especially when it comes to loving the poor.