When Msgr. Mannion first met Mother Teresa, he was volunteering as a student in a Prenestina, a poor area of Rome, in the 1960s and ’70s. The locals suggested he meet the Indian sisters who were serving there, so he did. It wasn’t long after that one of the sisters, Sister Victoria, told him that their Mother Superior was coming to Rome and needed to be picked up.
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” These words of Vince Lombardi – who knew a little something about winning – can be seen shining in teams throughout the Diocese of Allentown, who have achieved celebrated successes and given their best in this year’s fall sports season.
“I am very proud of each and every one of you. I am dedicated to helping you in any way that I can. We need priests. I hold each of you dear in my heart. I mean it when I say I pray for you. It’s my duty and my privilege to pray for all of you,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert.
Bishop Alfred Schlert celebrated the 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass Dec. 24 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, his first as Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown.