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working for the Diocese of Arlington Virginia's Office of
Family Life for a few years, Mary-Rose Lombard Verret ('04)
fell in love with Cajun Boy (a.k.a. Ryan Verret) - in 2008,
and left her home state of Virginia and headed to the swamps
of Louisiana. In the past year she has started a new job (working
for the Diocese of Lafayette Louisiana in Family Life Ministry)
and got married. She knew Ryan was the man for her when, at
his first introduction to a Christendom St. Paddy's Day, he
announced that the next best thing to watching the Irish Dancing
would be getting up on the stage with them
say they plan to visit Christendom one March and introduce
their children to St. Paddy's Day. Ryan and Mary-Rose built
a new house and they are expecting a little girl (Zelie Anne
Verret) in January. They are planning to baptize little Zelie(named
after St. Therese's Mom) on Mardi Gras Weekend - what else
would you expect? She misses Virginia and says hello to all!
October 30th, an 80's reunion took place in Front Royal! Maria
(Garvey) O'Grady and her delightful new hubby Michael
were visiting from Canada. Nancy (Popik) and Doug Briggs,
Angelique (Syversen) and Frank O'Reilly, Maggie (O'Reilly)
Ciskanik and John (CC VP) Little Holly (Flagg) McShurley and
Mark (CC VP) Brenda (Davis) and Sean O'Reilly and
of course Walter! all gathered for dinner, wine and
much laughter! Represented were the classes of 1982, 1983,
1984, and 1985.
getting married last December & buying a house in Wake
Forest, NC wasn't enough of an adventure for one year . .
. Kelly (Mulhern) & Larry Henson (both '06) are
excited to announce the birth of their first little miracle:James
Thaddeus Henson, born on the Feast of Our Lady of Good Remedy,
at 1:45 am 10 lbs., 6 oz. and 22 inches! Mommy, Daddy, and
baby are all doing great. James is very alert and absolutely
precious. He's already being educated in the greatness of
Shakespearean literature by mom and instructed in football
basics, future camping locations, and the history of his patron
saints from dad. Another update from the Henson family - Daniel
Henson ('08) and Emily Smith ('09) will be getting
married on October 24th in Temple TX, spending a week in Ireland,
and closing on a house (All in the month of October...) Pictures
of all the joyous events and their primary particpants will
be coming in the next Grapevine edition!
& Maggie (McGlynn '07) DeMarco would like to announce
the birth of their son, Peter Michael DeMarco (pictured at
right) Peter was born at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune on
11/30/09 weighing 8 lbs and 14 oz.
(Hanisch) Boyne ('95) and husband Craig are the proud
and happy parents of their new arrival, making this number
5: Dominic Savio was born on the day before Thanksgiving,
weighing in at 9 lbs. 13 oz. Mom and baby are doing fine!
and Sherry (Spring) O'Donnell recently met up with
Mike and Mary (Boever) Blum as well as James
Berry at the Basilica in St. Louis, MO on their way to
visit Mark and Shalon (Spring) Riddle in Kansas.
11, the Feast of Corpus Domini, as Pope Benedict was leading
the Eucharistic Procession from Saint John Lateran to Saint
Mary Major, J. Marianne Siegmund ('89) was defending
her dissertation (in theology) at the Angelicum. At the moment,
Dr. Siegmund is teaching theology at the Christendom College
/ Rome campus.
('07) and Richard Stravitsch are overjoyed to announce
the birth of their first child, Elizabeth Marie Stravitsch.
She entered this world on November 19th at 11:09 pm, weighing
7 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. After a lengthy
labor, Mommy is recovering well and the family is home now,
setting into their new and happy life.
Lee ('02) is a managing editor of Faith &
Family magazine, and is now a regular blogger on the site
FaithandFamilyLIVE.com. Check out her post and join in on
the conversation! The website can be found at:
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