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  • St. Francis Med Center designated as Approved Stroke Center
    October 10, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    On a typical summer day in July, 36-year-old Rosina Espinoza suddenly felt dizzy. Though she initially thought it was an anxiety attack, she realized it was something more when she tried in vain to reach for a bottle of water. Then she noticed dampness on her arms and legs, and realized she couldn’t speak clearly.

  • Ramona Convent: Empowering young women for 125 years
    October 10, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    About 500 students, alumnae, parents, staff and guests gathered on the grounds of Ramona Convent Secondary School in AlhambraOct. 4 to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary.

    Archbishop José Gomez presided at Mass, followed by a blessing ceremony for a recent addition to the all-girls’ campus: a statue of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher — who founded the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary — created by Holy Names Sister Paula Mary Turnbull.

  • Image of Virgin Mary from Mexico tours Southland
    October 9, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Visiting from the Basilica-Cathedral of the Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos in Jalisco, Mexico, the pilgrimage image of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos is being venerated by the faithful of the Southland.

  • Colburn’s Glee Choir: The freedom to express through music
    October 9, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Salesian High School senior and drum line member Brendan Lopez has a passion for music. When the opportunity came up as a sophomore to join the after-school Glee Choir at the Colburn School of Music in downtown Los Angeles, he decided to try it out, and he’s been coming weekly ever since.

  • White Mass honorees rely on prayer, faith to help them serve
    October 9, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    At St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Dr. Jorge Carreon’s day begins with a visit to the chapel and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

    “First thing I do when I get to the hospital is ask God to help my patients, their families, and for clarity of mind to make the right decisions,” said the 70-year-old ob/gyn.

  • Colorful and universal: ‘I think this is what heaven is like’
    October 8, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    “To see these various ethnic groups come together in their finery in their traditional costumes is extremely exciting,” remarked Rich Widerynski of the Oct. 4 Eucharistic Celebration of Cultures held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. “Not only are the people beautiful, but they’re colorful.”

  • Forum on ‘50 Years of Liturgical Reform’ set Oct. 16 at LMU
    October 8, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    “50 Years of Liturgical Reform: Beyond Vatican II Nominalism,” the fifth forum in the eight-part series “Vatican II at 50: A Symposium,” will be held Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at Loyola Marymount University.

    Presented by LMU and Mount St. Mary’s College, the forum will feature Dr. Massimo Faggioli, assistant professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and author of “Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning.”

  • Our Lady of Fatima Family Crusade celebration set Oct. 11
    October 8, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The 20th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima Family Crusade will be celebrated Oct. 11 at San Lorenzo Ruiz Church, Walnut.

    Parishioners and devotees of the Blessed Virgin Mary will come together to pray the rosary at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. with Father Tony Astudillo, pastor, presiding.

  • Kathleen Kim, police commissioner
    October 8, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    “It’s been a really great experience, a very meaningful experience. And I did not ever expect to have this opportunity to, you know, be a part of something that could have such an impact on our residents. It really came out of nowhere.”

    Kathleen Kim, a professor of law at Loyola Law School, wasn’t talking about some academic honor or a coveted judicial appointment. The 39-year-old daughter of South Korean immigrants was referring to Mayor Eric Garcetti naming her last year to the Los Angeles Police Commission.

  • San Pedro Congress: A time to renew, re-charge, re-commit
    October 2, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Among the nearly 1,000 Catholic religious educators attending last weekend’s San Pedro Regional Congress were many who had attended before. But this year, they weren’t necessarily after the same type of information.