Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild


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Mattie remains a tremendous witness to the hope that he experienced and proclaimed in his short life. ... His relationship with God and his mystical experience of the Sacraments helped to make Mattie a prophet for peace and joy during
Celebrating the giftedness of every person living with disabilities, participants at this year’s archdiocesan White Mass proclaimed – in word and deed – that all people regardless of their differences are valued in the life of the Church and beloved
Robert Ellsberg cover story on saints and saintly lives includes Mattie.

This essay is a Cover Story selection, a weekly feature highlighting the top picks from the editors of America Media.
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus Christ heals and cures people with various disabilities, illnesses and diseases, Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory noted during his homily at the 13th annual White Mass on Oct. 30.
Maybe Elise Heil, the principal of Sacred Heart School in Washington, D.C., always was destined to be an educator. Her mom, Donna Heil, noted, “As a child, she’d line up her stuffed animals in the hallway and teach them. She was
The Mass – celebrated on the Feast of St. Matthew which is also the International Day of Peace as proclaimed by the United Nations – was not only offered to remember Stepanek, but also to inaugurate the new school year