On a Mission

This month, a group of missionaries will travel to Lebanon to give medical and spiritual aid to displaced Christians who have been forced to leave their homes due to wars and persecution. The team, led by Fr. Fadi Philip, a Chaldean Catholic priest and the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Warren, Michigan, will visit displaced families throughout the region to give them much needed medical and spiritual support. In addition to Fr. Fadi, the team includes five medical doctors: Ranin Paolus, M.D.; Maha Bishara, D.M.D.; Sara Alsakka, Michael Haddow, D.M.D.; and Rand Touma, M.D. who are part of the MERCI project. 

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Car Wash for the Soul

It’s been such a long winter in Michigan. So today when the high was 68 degrees and the sun finally came out to say hello, I went to the car wash. I was going to a Communal Penance Service at our parish and I had plenty of time ahead of me. As I drove into the car wash and the attendant guided me through the tracks, my mind went back to 16 years ago.

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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet incorporates characteristics traditional to the cooking style and flavorings of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olives, and features fish, poultry and olive oil over red meat, butter and saturated fats.

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