‘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

Intercession of St. Robert Bellarmine Mass

We were so blessed again this year (2018) to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated in Fairfield, CT by Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ. asking for the intercession of St. Robert Bellarmine for those with Down syndrome their families and friends. This was the Apostolate’s fifth Mass in CT. Bishop Frank Caggiano blessed the Apostolate and celebrated the Mass 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