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July 11, 2006
On July 9, 2006, SR. AGNES ASSISI, OSF (Catherine E. Shipley) of Aston, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass Thursday 11 A.M. at Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Rd., Aston, PA. Prayer Service Thursday 9:30 A.M. followed by her viewing. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Memorial donations in sister's memory to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service (610) 583-4400
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January 23, 2008
Sister Mary Assisi Jackson, a longtime member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and teacher, died Jan. 14 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 86. Mary Frances Jackson, who was born and raised in Baltimore, was the daughter of Arthur and Rose Jackson. She was educated by the Franciscan Sisters at their Maryland Avenue school. In 1942, she entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence. She professed her vows in 1945. From 1945 to 1947, she worked at St. Frances convent in Baltimore and then was named a prefect to the young boys who were residents of the Guardian Angels Home in Leavenworth, Kan. She returned to Baltimore in 1955 and was assigned to the convent at St. Pius V. She later taught religion and held posts in Minneapolis, Missouri, South Carolina, New Jersey, Connecticut and Alabama.
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July 14, 2006
Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley, a retired parochial school teacher and member of the Franciscan Sisters of Philadelphia for 77 years, died Sunday of cardiopulmonary disease at her order's motherhouse in Aston, Pa. She was 91. Born Catherine Elizabeth Shipley in Baltimore, she entered the Roman Catholic religious order in 1929 and earned a degree in history from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg and a master's degree from Catholic University of America....
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July 14, 2006
Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley, a retired parochial school teacher and member of the Franciscan Sisters of Philadelphia for 77 years, died Sunday of cardiopulmonary disease at her order's motherhouse in Aston, Pa. She was 91. Born Catherine Elizabeth Shipley in Baltimore, she entered the Roman Catholic religious order in 1929 and earned a degree in history from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg and a master's degree from Catholic University of America....
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September 30, 2005
On September 29, 2005, MARYMARGARET BAILEY, beloved mother of Jeanne Elizabeth Schimpf and Robert Bailey, cherish grandmother of five grandchildren, Linda Erven, Bryon Schimpf, Jennifer Bailey, Stephanie Bailey and Kevin Bailey and one great-granddaughter, Grace. Friends may call Evans Chapel of Memories-Parkville on Friday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Vigil Service will be held at 3:30 P.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, on Saturday 9 A.M.. Interment Moreland Memorial Gardens.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 15, 1995
About 60 miles outside Rome, surrounded by gentle green hills, lies the medieval mountaintop town of Todi. Outside Todi lies the hamlet of Asproli, a bucolic collection of old stone farmhouses, sleeping dogs and olive trees that march in long lines toward the horizon. Asproli, like all of Umbria, is not a large place, not a busy place, not a new place.But it is a fine place to begin a ramble through the Italian countryside, which I did in June. The idea was to avoid the crowds of Rome and Florence, to wander by rental car from one medieval hill town to another, to eat and drink well, and to keep my nightly hotel bills under $90.Umbria's hills lie north of Rome and southeast of Florence, in a landlocked region that includes dozens of ancient towns, where 13th-century piazzas stand above first-century Roman forums, which lie above the ruins of Etruscan strongholds.
NEWS
January 23, 2008
Sister Mary Assisi Jackson, a longtime member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and teacher, died Jan. 14 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 86. Mary Frances Jackson, who was born and raised in Baltimore, was the daughter of Arthur and Rose Jackson. She was educated by the Franciscan Sisters at their Maryland Avenue school. In 1942, she entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence. She professed her vows in 1945. From 1945 to 1947, she worked at St. Frances convent in Baltimore and then was named a prefect to the young boys who were residents of the Guardian Angels Home in Leavenworth, Kan. She returned to Baltimore in 1955 and was assigned to the convent at St. Pius V. She later taught religion and held posts in Minneapolis, Missouri, South Carolina, New Jersey, Connecticut and Alabama.
NEWS
September 25, 1997
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic parish will dedicate its new Worship Center at 11305 Route 216 at 6 p.m. Oct. 4.Cardinal William H. Keeler will preside at the first Mass in the new building, which will house religious services and secular activities.A dance in honor of the dedication will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 11: 30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott City.Tickets are $35 a person. Information or to purchase tickets: 301-596-7142 or 410-792-0470.
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By DONNA W. PAYNE | November 2, 1997
WHEN I WAS ABOUT to visit Italy, one of my Italian friends told me that the frescoes by Giotto in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi were a ""must see." ... ....."They are something wonderful," my friend said. She was right. When I saw Giotto's painted wall for the first time, I could only stand and stare. Now it will be a long time before another tourist will be able to stand in awe before that beauty.Giotto's walls came tumbling down when an earthquake struck the Umbrian region of Italy on Sept.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 2002
In the small town of Greccio, Italy, almost 800 years ago, St. Francis of Assisi celebrated Christmas with a live Nativity scene -- a simple portrayal of the birth of Jesus with cattle and donkeys brought in from nearby farms. "I wish to do something that will recall to memory the little Child who was born in Bethlehem and to set before our bodily eyes in some way, the inconveniences of his infant needs, how he lay in a manger, how, with an ox and an ass standing by, he lay upon hay where he had been placed," Francis is recorded to have said, according to an early biographer, Thomas of Celano.
NEWS
July 11, 2006
On July 9, 2006, SR. AGNES ASSISI, OSF (Catherine E. Shipley) of Aston, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass Thursday 11 A.M. at Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Rd., Aston, PA. Prayer Service Thursday 9:30 A.M. followed by her viewing. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Memorial donations in sister's memory to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service (610) 583-4400
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September 30, 2005
On September 29, 2005, MARYMARGARET BAILEY, beloved mother of Jeanne Elizabeth Schimpf and Robert Bailey, cherish grandmother of five grandchildren, Linda Erven, Bryon Schimpf, Jennifer Bailey, Stephanie Bailey and Kevin Bailey and one great-granddaughter, Grace. Friends may call Evans Chapel of Memories-Parkville on Friday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Vigil Service will be held at 3:30 P.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, on Saturday 9 A.M.. Interment Moreland Memorial Gardens.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 2002
In the small town of Greccio, Italy, almost 800 years ago, St. Francis of Assisi celebrated Christmas with a live Nativity scene -- a simple portrayal of the birth of Jesus with cattle and donkeys brought in from nearby farms. "I wish to do something that will recall to memory the little Child who was born in Bethlehem and to set before our bodily eyes in some way, the inconveniences of his infant needs, how he lay in a manger, how, with an ox and an ass standing by, he lay upon hay where he had been placed," Francis is recorded to have said, according to an early biographer, Thomas of Celano.
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By Diane Reynolds and Diane Reynolds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 2000
St. Francis of Assisi loved and blessed all the creatures of Earth, from turtledoves to wolves. In memory of Francis' feast day, Oct. 4, some Howard County churches recognized local pets this week at Blessing of the Animals ceremonies. In front of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville, the Rev. Greg Ferri led a brief Sunday afternoon service honoring all of God's creation. During the service he reminded listeners, all standing quietly with their pets, that God placed humans on Earth to be stewards of all living things.
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By DONNA W. PAYNE | November 2, 1997
WHEN I WAS ABOUT to visit Italy, one of my Italian friends told me that the frescoes by Giotto in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi were a ""must see." ... ....."They are something wonderful," my friend said. She was right. When I saw Giotto's painted wall for the first time, I could only stand and stare. Now it will be a long time before another tourist will be able to stand in awe before that beauty.Giotto's walls came tumbling down when an earthquake struck the Umbrian region of Italy on Sept.
NEWS
September 25, 1997
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic parish will dedicate its new Worship Center at 11305 Route 216 at 6 p.m. Oct. 4.Cardinal William H. Keeler will preside at the first Mass in the new building, which will house religious services and secular activities.A dance in honor of the dedication will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 11: 30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott City.Tickets are $35 a person. Information or to purchase tickets: 301-596-7142 or 410-792-0470.
FEATURES
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 6, 1996
Do you have information on the Mille Miglia antique auto race in Italy?The next Mille Miglia race will begin May 1 in Brescia and finish there May 3. Mille Miglia means a thousand miles and refers to the length of the course from Brescia to Rome and back. The participating vehicles must be sports or touring cars built between 1927 and 1957. The organizers expect 350 cars.The first cars set out from Brescia at 8: 15 a.m. and begin arriving in Ferrara near midnight. On May 2, the race continues from Ferrara, starting at 7 a.m.; cars start arriving in Rome at about 8: 30 p.m. There is a two-hour pit stop along the route -- not to change tires but to have lunch.
NEWS
By Diane Reynolds and Diane Reynolds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 2000
St. Francis of Assisi loved and blessed all the creatures of Earth, from turtledoves to wolves. In memory of Francis' feast day, Oct. 4, some Howard County churches recognized local pets this week at Blessing of the Animals ceremonies. In front of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville, the Rev. Greg Ferri led a brief Sunday afternoon service honoring all of God's creation. During the service he reminded listeners, all standing quietly with their pets, that God placed humans on Earth to be stewards of all living things.
FEATURES
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 6, 1996
Do you have information on the Mille Miglia antique auto race in Italy?The next Mille Miglia race will begin May 1 in Brescia and finish there May 3. Mille Miglia means a thousand miles and refers to the length of the course from Brescia to Rome and back. The participating vehicles must be sports or touring cars built between 1927 and 1957. The organizers expect 350 cars.The first cars set out from Brescia at 8: 15 a.m. and begin arriving in Ferrara near midnight. On May 2, the race continues from Ferrara, starting at 7 a.m.; cars start arriving in Rome at about 8: 30 p.m. There is a two-hour pit stop along the route -- not to change tires but to have lunch.
FEATURES
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 15, 1995
About 60 miles outside Rome, surrounded by gentle green hills, lies the medieval mountaintop town of Todi. Outside Todi lies the hamlet of Asproli, a bucolic collection of old stone farmhouses, sleeping dogs and olive trees that march in long lines toward the horizon. Asproli, like all of Umbria, is not a large place, not a busy place, not a new place.But it is a fine place to begin a ramble through the Italian countryside, which I did in June. The idea was to avoid the crowds of Rome and Florence, to wander by rental car from one medieval hill town to another, to eat and drink well, and to keep my nightly hotel bills under $90.Umbria's hills lie north of Rome and southeast of Florence, in a landlocked region that includes dozens of ancient towns, where 13th-century piazzas stand above first-century Roman forums, which lie above the ruins of Etruscan strongholds.
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