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About Deacon Bill Smith

Deacon Bill Smith is a DMin student at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also the assistant to Bishop Thomas Curry at the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region. He carries out his diaconate ministry for Fr. Jim Stehly at St. Jude Catholic Community in Westlake Village, California.

Transformative Preachers: Hildegard of Bingen and Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney

Hildegard and Vianney collage

Hildegard and Vianney were transformative preachers, catalysts for change—Hildegard by her presence in what was ... a "man's world;"  Vianney  by living his life as a "sermon of humility" in the Age of Enlightenment, when humanity cast … [Read more...]

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