Profiles in Giving
So often when people think of stewardship, they think that it is only the rich who can give. But as Jesus reminds us in the Bible, even humble contributions as the widow's mite carry a great deal of gravity. The widow mentioned in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4 confirms that even when we give out of our little, it reaps a bountiful harvest into the lives it's sown into. More »
A self-declared "cradle Catholic" since birth, Barbara Simoneaux, a member of St. Alphonsus Parish in Baton Rouge, always held a special place for religious vocations in her heart. After participating in a trip to Medjugorje with the late Rev. Mario S. Termini as adult, she developed a lasting friendship with him and he remained her spiritual advisor until his death. More »
Edward J. Steimel, a parishioner of St. Thomas More parish in Baton Rouge, has been a visionary and driving force of many organizations within his community for over 60 years, vehemently helping to advance their respective missions and shape their futures. Since graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arkansas State University in 1949, Steimel established a successful professional career in fundraising and advancement for a number of non-profit organizations. More »
As a retired New York Life insurance agent, Vincent Miranda of Christ the King church parish in Baton Rouge, knew of the great benefits directly designating a recipient of an insurance policy could bring to both the donor and the beneficiary. During the Diocese's still formative first few years he urged its leaders to consider promoting insurance policies as a possible planned giving vehicle, ultimately using this avenue himself. More »
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