January 1, 2023 | Your Stories
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Pictured are the group of “Christian Mothers” of St. Mary Magdalene Parish. Front row: Gloria McCarty, Martha Kaufeld, Mary Jane Alexander, Sherry Durham. Back row: Rosie Roberts, Donna Ebelhar, Terri Knott, Rose Marie Cecil, and Mary Ann Knott. COURTESY OF LAVIDA MISCHEL

St. Mary Magdalene Parish establishes memorial for unborn

BY LAVIDA MISCHEL, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC

On Oct. 30, 2022 Fr. Augusty Valomchalil, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Sorgho, Ky., blessed an old garden with a new spiritual purpose. With a beautiful stone marker donated by the “Christian Mothers” of the parish, the garden next to the church has become holy ground and is now known as the “Memorial of the Unborn.” The garden is open to all who wish to pray. We continue to pray for all life.


Originally printed in the January 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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