Diane Totino - mother of Lori Desautels
George Spohrer – Uncle of Sister Mary Edward Spohrer
Sandy Pittman – longtime member of the DPD family
Eleanor Siegrist – longtime member of the DPD family
Mark Meeks – nephew of Sister Joan
Jesus Christ and his Disciples stopped at the house of Martha in Bethany, about two miles from Jerusalem. Her sister Mary lived there, along with their brother Lazarus whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Mary sat at Jesus' feet and listened to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was distracted with preparing and serving the meal for the group.
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42 )
For centuries people in the church have puzzled over the Martha and Mary story, knowing that someone has to do the work. The point of this passage, however, is making Jesus and his word our first priority. Jesus did not imply that we shouldn’t be responsible for our debts, health, and the rest of the things around us. His concern was about how easily we can be distracted from God thoughts because of worldly thoughts that cloud our mind
St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guipúzcoa, Spain, the youngest of 13 children. When he was old enough, he became a page, and then a soldier of Spain to fight against the French. A cannon ball and a series of bad operations ended his military career in 1521. While St. Ignatius recovered, he read the lives of the saints, and decided to dedicate himself to becoming a soldier of the Catholic Faith. Soon after he experienced visions, but a year later suffered a trial of fears and scruples, driving him almost to despair. Out of this experience he wrote his famous "Spiritual Exercises". http://www.loyolapress.com/what-are-the-spiritual-exercises-of-saint-ignatius.htm
After traveling and studying in different schools, he finished in Paris, where he received his degree at the age of 43. Many first hated St. Ignatius because of his humble Lifestyle. Despite this, he attracted several followers at the university, including St. Francis Xavier, and soon started his order called The Society of Jesus, or Jesuits.
As of January 1, 2015, Jesuits numbered 16,740 men as priests, seminarians, brothers and novices. They are probably most known for their colleges and universities such as Boston College, Georgetown, University of Scranton, and Fordham to name a few.