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THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 6, 1982 PAGE 5 00behool Lore Lasts eres l.eckey were able to teach more than KNOW YOUR FAITH Sponsored By Arkansas State Council Knights of Columbus , I was invited to commencement le Catholic girls' wit from which I d puny years ago. "-._rOt on which I _IVILI I thatlStirred many .L:aame of which I er Ull _.'He graduates e }._ . - reo my teachers ,K -,.. Through their ear-as . t in no reliable g the with us, they 1 :h, he aber Irve as we adedUId be or " : 'ved he s mathematics and history. With them, we learned about ourselves, the complex world, the mystery of God -- and how all interacted. We knew our teachers cared about us. They gave us the gift of time, something I now realize is the most precious gift one person can give to another. THOSE DEDICATED that each day I took the at- women were there for us to tendance report to the work with and to talk with assistant principal. One day, I about our struggles. They was late and was sternly taught us out of the wisdom of reprimanded. My knees their own struggles with life. turned to rubber. Two instances stand out. When I arrived at my home- One concerns my freshman room, Sister Clare Agnes home-room teacher. I was the McNamara (a sister of St. class secretary, which meant Joseph of Brentwood) could see I was upset. She came out ,ll I into the hall with me, took You ,ee(I both. Allstate both my hands in hers and Ilon|eo ners insurance and mortgage pratt-orion said, "Take a couple of deep breaths. Nothing in this world life insurance. is worth getting yourself in /lllslale" such a state." MANY TIMES since then, I You're in good hands, have had to face situations AllatateLifeln,uranceCo. which required deep breaths and a letting go, allowing myself to trust life. I think I learned the first step that morning long ago. The other story is about my geometry teacher, Sister Rita Clare Neu, C.S.J. What I know LITTLE ROCK .,-.-...c,-,P., about geometry could fill a JERRY COOKE thimble, but I have never 4-0312 Sears- McCain Mall. NI,R forgotten the teacher. One ,. Bus. 753-4326 day, she bounded into class NTIII L Res. 753-3342 full of excitement. She had lhGeff-'---,,.-  , discovered something, she d. explained: "A chair is a tg 00LTZ FEED CO. ]" chair; an organ is an organ" tur and so on. She was virtually singing and dancing about. 'RTS I I know now she had made fh f! [ an important discovery in r POqPaOlg(fllS Ark. . philosophy in a class she was d se.': taking. At the time, I thought she was suffering from too Y tlrd many triangles! cont arrir. g,, BUT TODAY, while the theorems have been forgot- )nc  ((].9 ten, her conviction that the '78: life of the mind holds infinite TAilq. C]],b ( In the commencement pleasure has not. of address I delivered, I shared i with the graduates something Ldel 5114 Kovonough about my work with the U.S. e '. Utile Rock, Alkonsos bishops' Committee on the NIT f t Phone: 663-4t18 Laity, and, in particular, about a recent visit to Rome. I leste aisj, told the graduates how in m#"q . striking I found it in Rome to . ,;uar,00lan see the stream of civilization and to experience a sense of the continuity of life and 'TH Has Opening For culture and faith. Advertising Representative The Pantheon, for example, don once a temple to all the pagan fGr in GreaterLittleRock gods, is now a Christian church in honor of all the ctry-- saints. There, relics of the putY0 rous Commissions early martyrs rest side by .'omit: Gene side with the remains of ro. : -- ,ere 1. antiquity. md  HOWEVER, ! told the reas Resume To" graduates that what I found t W.W.O'Donnell, K.S.G. most interesting was the Al realization that I had en- ; __., Managing Editor countered Rome long before Manaru, i pThe Guardian visiting it. The spirit of an- cient civilization and of i; D .O. Box 7417 Catholicism were part of my "; tru;*'  i le Rock, Ark. 72217. schooling. That consciousness has id d P J'"-' - - -' made a difference in the direction of my life. The cretltch For... Catholic tradition I had en- DIAMOND LIQUORS l countered in this school gave me anchors -- the stability I IE i H igh-w00-67 N h I needed in my efforts to shape xie Exit- orl a meaningful personal, I Sewing-Vacuum-Fan Ctr. CUSTOM MONOGRAMMING SALES-SERVICE-REBUILDERS VACUUM CLEANERS SEWING MACHINES CEILING FANS-ALL SIZES Emory La Brot & Associates Phone KS-0100' (We Rent the Rug Doctor ) 10300 Rodney Parham (Lower Level) communal and professional life. My school conveyed to me both the joy and responsibility of acknowledging that tradition. The sisters who taught us let us know we humans were the carriers of a tradition rich in diversity. We came to believe that what we did with our lives mattered. The effects of our actions would endure. THERE IS a saying of Einstein's which reads: "Many times a day, I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." When I read those words, I think of my debt to all the people who have taught me along the way, from St. Catherine of Siena and St. Thomas Aquinas to my im- migrant grandparents, to Sister McNamara and Sister Neu and to all the other teachers who accompanied me along the way. Realizing ever more clearly that in- dividuals carry values and beliefs, I am filled not only with gratitude, but with the desire to give something to those who come after m. My high school nurtured this sense of receiving and giving.  1982 NC News Service Papal Envoy Sent For K. of C. Event Vatican City (NC) -- Papal Secretary of State Agostino Cardinal Casaroli was sent by Pope John Paul II as the Pope's delegate to the celebration of the centenary of the founding of the Knights of Columbus. Ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus were held in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 3-6. A Catholic international organization of more than one-million members, the Knights of Columbus promotes apostolic works and community projects. MEDICAL RENTALS Therapy Equipment Il--l * Sales & Rentals For The Patient at Home %' 24 HO SJEVK[ ....... David and Evalyn Wren ....... WE RILL MEDICARE FOR YOUI '"" " * I On APProved Items When Prescribed By Yoor Docto 2523 GROVE CIRCLE ALSO MEDI.PAK /M)/.DSObiJoa MEDICAL/'NO .c,., co...,,. --TRANCUTANEOU ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATORS -'r  b,, Colony Wesl Kreb$ Bros. Stt, Oldy Ca., Food Service Equipment and Supp//es for SCHOOLSeRESTAURANTSeCLUBS" HOTELS HIPITALS AHD IH$1TUTIONS 1,501 Westpark - Space 2 P.O. Box 1299 Little Rock, Ark. 72204 72203 Phone 664-5233 RETREATS - JULY-DECEMBER, 1982 RETREATS: Renewing One's Relationship with God, Our Father through the Word - Our Saviour, Jesus Christ. THE ABBEY RETREAT, COURY HOUSE Subiaco, Arkansas 7?865 PROGRAMS OFFERED: MEN August 20- 22 Mens' Retreat, Open to All Men WOMEN October 1 - 3 Women's Retreat, Open To All Women October 8 - 10 Tri-County Alter Societies- Bigelow Area COUPLES August 6 - 8 Couples' Retreat, Open To All Couples November 12- 14 Marriage Encounter, Subiaeo #28 October 22 - 24 November 5 - 7 November 20- 21 September 10- 12 September 17 - 19 September 21 - 23 September 24 - 26 October 5 - 7 October 15- 17 October 19 - 21 October 26 - 28 November 9- I1 December 3 - 5 August 6 - 8 August 10 - 17 September 27 - 29 MIXED Cirsillistas of Memphis Retreat Parents' Weekend, Subiaco Academy Advisory Board Meeting, Abbey Retreat League PARISH St. Edward Parish, Texarkana Parishes of Hot Springs Immaculate Heat of Mary, Hot Springs Village Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Little Rock St. Peter's Parish, Mountain Home St. Joseph Parish, Fayetteville St. Peter's Parish, Mountain Home St. Mary's Parish, Horseshoe Bend St. Michael's Parish, Hardy Parishes of Eastern Arkansas RELIGIOUS & PRIESTS Christian Brothers Seminar Inter Community Sisters' Retreat Arkansas Church in Community Seminar YOUTH August 3 - 5 St. Edward CYO, Texarkana GUIDELINES FOR WEEKEND RETREATS: Regular adult and youth Retreats begin Friday evening with 6:00 p.m. dinner and end about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. It remains our custom to hold a "free-will" offering for adult Retreats. To cover our expenses of meals, rooms, and the Retreat, we suggest $38.00 per person and $70.00 per couple. For Retreatants requesting a private room we suggest that each give a little more. Charges for a youth Retreatant are $32.00 per person (youth and supervisors. ) Private Retreats are encouraged, especially for religious and priests. IF INTERESTED, CALL OR FILL OUT THE ATTACHED COUPON AND SEND TO: THE ABBEY RETREAT SUBIACO, ARKANSAS 72865 PHONE: 501-934-4411 RETREAT DIRECTOR: REV. HERBERT VOGELPOHL, O.S.B. COUPON. L Retreat Date Name Address City State Zip Telephone No. Parish Ad Sponsored by the Abbey Retreat League Alicia Minden Classen, President