Religion

New Orleans woman could become first African-American saint

NEW ORLEANS -- It was 2011, and Archbishop Gregory Aymond was seeking a sacred antidote to the violence, murder and racism infesting his hometown. He turned to a venerable figure in New Orleans history, but one only vaguely known to even the most ardent Roman Catholics, and composed a prayer that is now recited at every local Mass. It ends with the plea: "Mother Henriette Delille, pray for us that we may be a holy family."

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Church briefs

COGIC convocation at Living Waters The Malvern District Convocation will be held Sunday through Tuesday at Living Waters Church Of God in Christ, 306 Grove St.

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In concert

Bethel University Renaissance Choir will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Lake Hamilton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2891 Airport Road. There is no charge.

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Reflections: We can have inner peace

No matter the ferocious storms that batter us in this life, we can have an inner strength at our core. This comes to us through the Spirit of Truth, which is a faith given to those whom the Father has called through Jesus Christ.

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Pastor faces stalled reunion with family

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Twenty-six Congolese refugees, all relatives of First Presbyterian Church pastor Aaron Ruvugwa, had planned to reunite in Columbia by the end of April, bringing an end the nightmares they've endured for the past decade.

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Church briefs

Roanoke Baptist hosts a musical program The Gospel Choir of Roanoke Baptist will feature local guest soloist Ruby Hill, as the choir celebrates its annual musical at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The slate of songs will focus on musical genres of anthem, spiritual, hymn, and old and contemporary gospel, thus the theme: "A Potpourri of Praise."

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