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!wsBriefs The 00Guard00nan John Paul If told a of mtaSr0ri0age ithaa t -"-x L;;== Official 00ublication of the @iocese of ffittle 00l-00ock of salvation" a "pathway to VOL. LXXI, NO. 24 JUNE 11, 1982 for members of a ily, urging his listeners make their homes of prayer, homes families are at ease presence of God, to which others are to share ,itality, prayer and the od." )ieveney, a 12-year-old rader from Notre Elementary School won the 1982 Spelling Bee in tshington, D.C., by spelling "con- :temps" and Vera Occhiena, a 59- ar-old Italian nun, died at a bital in the Mozam- capital of Maputo attacked in her the night before by Lssailants. Teresa of Calcutta, diminutive foundress the Missionaries of arity and minister to the and dying, told getown University that they are sent to be a sign of love in the world, that the graduates proclaim God's by the lives they live, joy they share, the of loving Jesus. police authoritfes said 'ear-old Bruno a French cook a loaded gun and near Westminster the day of Pope Paul II's visit to the residence at did not seek the pontiff. tehist Adrian A. Ilalobos has been by Honduran agents after 12 days harsh interrogation, been suspected of subversive John F. O"Donnell, of Immaculate Church, North Rock, will be the of the weekly Mass for Shut- this Sunday, June at 7 A.M. on Station Channel ll. Lectors be Dennis O'Donnell Polly Franke. Steve and Allen Thomas be the servers. The ite Conception will sing, ac- by organist Hughes. 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Father AIthoff, of Sherwood, is prostrate during another portion of the ceremony (center). At right, Father Althoff is giving his first blessing as a priest to his mother, Mrs. Anthony J. AIthoff. He offered his first Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock at 7 o'clock that evening. Gold and Silver I Have Not. Mother Teresa Has Touched Us "Gold and silver, l have not but that which i have, i give to you - my sisters. We will work together to do something beautiful for God." BY KARL CHRIST A diminutive, dynamic nun visited Little Rock during the past week and not only stressed love but demon- strated it. Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, not only visited Little Rock but stole the hearts of its citizens. And in a humble, yet majestic, move, she an- nounced that she would send four of her sisters here to operate Abba House, a home for poor, unwanted pregnant women. It was a whirlwind visit for the tiny nun and her travelling companion, Sister Priscilla. But in total, thousands of Arkansans had the honor and pleasure of either meeting her or hearing her speak. The hint of things to come appeared on her arrival at the airport at 9:27 P.M. Wed- nesday, June 2. Although no preparations had been made for a large gathering to meet her, over 400 men, women and children were on hand. Knights of Columbus State Deputy Bob Peters, who made flight arrangements and supervised activities at a huge gathering at Ray Winder Field the next day, was surprised at the crowd. "I certainly didn't think it would be this many," he said later. Swiftly coping with the situation, he arranged for all the other passengers on the plane to depart by a different route than Mother Teresa. Then His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald boarded the planeand welcomed the nuns to his diocese before leading them out onto the concourse. Children were held on their parents" shoulders to avoid getting stepped on in the crush of bodies surrounding the gate. Despite the Bishop's pleas for those on hand to form a huge circle so everyone could see, the eager greeters pressed as close as possible. Cries of joy arose when she appeared and hands reached out to touch her white and blue sari, the uniform of her order, or the set of Rosary beads she held in her hands. A group of children were guided to her and sang a welcoming song, "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad." A smile broke through on her seamed face, seamed with the sight of the hungry and destitute peoples in India and throughout the world, as the youngsters presented her with flowers. Following them, the Friends of India Association of Little Rock, a group of 45 Indian families who were mostly in Indian dress, presented her with a garland of flowers to wear about her neck and a check to aid in her missionary work. Mother Teresa gave the IT WAS a joyous day in Little Rock when flowers to Sister Priscilla to Mother Teresa of Calcutta came to visit. hold and handed the check to His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. Me- the Bishop. By the time, the Donald of Little Rock and Mother Teresa party had made its way show this happiness during a press in- through the airport to a vehicle outside', Bishop Me- would furnish nuns to staff it, Donald had a handful of David and Laurie James, Bishop McDonald and Sister similar donations. But she spoke briefly before running the gauntlet of well- wishers, who would shake her hand and then run further down the concourse to meet her again. A police escort helped her make her way through the packed area. "Let's hope what we do will be pleasing to God," she said simply, in a low voice. The two nuns were taken to the Carmelite Monastery in Little Rock to spend the night, a short one as they arose at 5:30 A.M. the following morning to attend a Mass offered by the Bishop. But the 71-year-old winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize showed no signs of weariness when she appeared from the cloistered nunnery to start her busy day at 8 a.m. She rode in a van ac- companied by Pat and Jim Grabber, pro-life activists who started Abba House as an alternative to abortion and whose request had brought her to Little Rock to see the house and determine if she Annella Willett, who operates the Catholic Social Services office in North Little Rock. The van and the nuns were accompanied by a police escort throughout the day. A brief tour of the city followed. Mother Teresa saw the abortion clinic on West- park Drive where the Grabbers first met while picketing it. The van then proceeded through South Moore Street and Highland Drive, one of the poorest sections of the city. The next stop was the Abba House on South Oak Street. A crowd of over 100 persons were waiting to greet her and once again, the police escort had to lead her through a group of clutching hands and small children. Again and again, she would stop to pet a small child or to hold a baby offered her by a proud mother. Then the party in the van went inside the house so the See Mother on Pg. 3 terview at Station KTltV-TV, Channel I I. A four-page supplement is in this week's Guardian, denoting the diminutive nun's activities during her visit. Pine Bluff Resident Ordained in Chicago Pine Bluff -- Father Raymond Riekels, O.F.M., was ordained to the priesthood at St. Augustine's Church, 51st and Laughlin Streets, Chicago, Ill.. on Saturday. June 5. The Most Rev. Jude Prost. OF.M, D.D., was the or- daining prelate. Father Rickels is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Riekels, 6802 Sheridan Road, and the grandson of Mrs. C.L. Ross, 511 West 27th. He has two brothers, Ross E. and Phillip E., both of Pine Bluff. Since June, 1976, Father Rickels has been a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor. He made his solemn profession Oct. 11, 1980, and was or- dained a deaon April 25, 1981. On June 13, Father Rickels will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 A.M. in St. Joseph's Church, 412 West 6th. A reception will im- mediately follow in Gallagher Hall. Fr. Raymond Rickels "