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‘St. Robert Bellarmine Is My Patron Saint’

Doctor of the Church spiritually supports families of children with Down syndrome, thanks to apostolate. In 2010, when Francis and Andrea Schanne were expecting a new baby boy, she learned the unborn child might have Down syndrome. She remembers leaving the hospital praying, “‘Lord, my husband and I, we’re just trying to be open to Read More

10th Annual World Down Syndrome Day

The 10th annual World Down Syndrome Day Lenten Retreat at St. Andrews Church in New Haven, Indiana, brings blessings, hopes, to brighten future. Young adults from the Down syndrome community and their families were blessed by the Franciscan Brothers Friars Minor and Sisters Minor on Saturday, March 21st.  They gathered for the first annual “Lenten Retreat” to Read More