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World Youth Day

St. Jean Vianney Parish, 16166 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge, will host diocesan World Youth Day activities on Sunday afternoon, October 29, from Noon to 6 PM. Visit www.diobryouth.org for registration info, and make plans to help celebrate this year’s theme, “Humble and Human.”

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Planned Giving

How Your Will Keeps Giving, After You’re Gone


A will or living trust allows you to protect your loved ones long after your lifetime. These documents also grant you the power to provide vital resources to causes you care deeply about—resources that organizations and institutions like the Diocese of Baton Rouge need in order to thrive.

Read more . . .

And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website:http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

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  • Within Another’s Shadow

    Within Another’s Shadow

     

    A century ago, the world’s tallest building was a newly-completed office tower located at the intersection of Broadway and Liberty in Lower Manhattan. The Singer Building, headquarters for the Singer Manufacturing Company, was designed by the Brooklyn-born and Paris-trained Ernest Flagg, an architect famed for his

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  • Unlike Your Creator, Unlike Your Father

    Unlike Your Creator, Unlike Your Father

    A Promethean tale of creation and recreation, Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein has long appeared on student reading lists. As they read, young people familiar with any of several cinematic treatments are surprised by the differences between book and film. Partly due to Boris Karloff’s classic verdant-hued, flat-topped, bolt-in-the-neck

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  • A Light, Silent Sound

    Gifted businessman Max DePree distilled years of experience as Chairman of the Herman Miller Company into several very popular books on the subject of leadership. The opening chapter of his bestseller Leadership Jazz is entitled “Finding One’s Voice” and closes with the following story: “A German machine tool company once developed a very fine bit for drilling holes in steel. The tiny bit could bore a hole about the size of a human hair. This seemed

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  • If You Could Make a Single Wish . . .

    If You Could Make a Single Wish . . .

    One parlor game is almost as old as conversation itself. It involves a simple question, asked in a variety of ways. If you could make a single wish, what would you desire? If you could have anything you wanted, what would you want? Bored partygoers ask it of each other, teachers ask it of their students, and parents of

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  • Knowing Who You Are

    Nike offers a swoosh, Steve Jobs served an apple, Izod an alligator, the postal service its eagle, and Prudential the rock. In an image-saturated culture, brand and corporate identity are crucial. In the business world, who you are is important, but accurately translating your identity into relationships with customers and clients is everything.  A workable logo may be key, and colors are important. Slogans and tag lines leave an impression. But

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Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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