Religion Briefs, July 19, 2014

Camp Christian planned for women

“Treasures in the Darkness” is the theme of a women’s conference, sponsored by Appleton Christian Church and taking place July 25–27 at Camp Christian above New Castle.

The camp will start with supper at 6 p.m. July 25, and continue through a morning worship July 27. There will be singing, teaching, speaking and lots of fun.

Call Nancy Hagerman at 241-0858 for information.

Free Bible school set at Pear Park


A no-cost vacation Bible school, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, will be from 9:30–11:30 a.m. July 21–24 at Pear Park Baptist Church, 3012 E Road.

Call 434-4113 for information.

Immigrants flock to see statue of saint


LOS ANGELES — Immigrants are flocking to churches in Southern California to see a wooden statue of a saint cherished by border-crossers who make the perilous journey to the United States.

The statue of Santo Toribio Romo Gonzalez was flown from the Mexican town of Jalisco last weekend.

Many immigrants say Romo Gonzalez has appeared to them during difficult moments on their journeys north, with some carrying a photo of the saint in their wallets.

Church officials, however, say he has not been officially recognized as a patron to immigrants, and people have made him legendary through their faith.

Romo Gonzalez was a priest killed during a 1928 religious uprising and canonized 14 years ago. His statue will be received in Los Angeles next Sunday.


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