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LXXIX, NO. 20 DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK, AR MAY 27. 1990 clr, !dl Fort Smith - Sr. Aloysia Van Asselberg and made her monastic profession in fSt. Scholastica Monastery is celebrat- 1930. St. Gertrude Convent joined St. ing 60 years of professed service.Scholastica Monastery in 1971. J h8r. Van Asselberg, daughter of the She received her Bachelors degree te Victor and Regina Verzwyvelt Van from St. Mary s Dominican College in ASselberg of Louisiana, entered St. New Orleans and spent many years C'ertrude Convent in that state in 1927 teaching in Louisiana. She was found- ing principal of Maria Immaculata School in Houma, LA. Her other teach- ing assignments included St. Gertrude's in Covington, and Annunciata in Houma. Since coming to Fort Smith in 1988, Sr. Van Asselberg has worked in the tutoring department of St. Scholas- tica Education Center. She is also a quiltmaker. She has two sisters and three broth- ers. Sr. Genevieve Van AsseJberg, OSB, is also a member of St. Scholastica Monastery. Another sister, Margaret Rowe, and a brother, Louis Van As- selberg, live in Louisiana. St. John the Baptist parishioners in Brinkley recently re-dedicated their church building. For nine months, the congregation used the parish center for services while the church underwent extensive renovation. The re- dedication was held on Mother's Day, May 13. Standing L to R: Isaac Malham, Charlie Walker, Bishop Andrew J. McDonald, Fr. Benedict Meyer, OSB, pas- tor, and Tony Frein. The original church was built in 1875 and was one of the few buildings to withstand the 1909 tornado in Brinkley. (Brinkley Argus) "She is steady, consistent and dedi- !- cated," said Sr. Pierre Vorster, OSB, of oft-honored man--- . the Monastery, adding that Sr. Van ahn:-- ,!,__ ' At the ceremony, King was recognized s. ;Ono re; by a representative of Gov. Bill Clinton AIysIR van Asselberg' OSB " edl b:hgs 1: ::rye;;eldl e Pe anm"s' ,e s L [ f for extraordinary service to Arkansas, and by a spokesperson for Sen. Dale small farmers. King's name was dted in the Congressional Record on May 18. v ations. Fall [' ] King said that the award was less for l dies in Rome. ---- I I him than for the coalition of effort that I ] I makes success possible, saying it takes fill rector; Pastor, St. Anne, North Little I ! I from"the fullthemiXture"farmers,OffinancialCooperatiVeinvestors,effort -[!1 ffective June 1: Rock.'" " I I See "King," page 10 McDougal: Pastor, St. I l tteRock. "--I II ISr. MI Adrian McGrath, RSMI Morn., sJ: Associate I I I dies Springs at Hot I Ill and W o