JOPLIN, Mo. (EWTN News) — Students at St. Mary’s School in Joplin, Mo., are back in session, despite the loss of their school and parish in a tornado last May. Their local bishop says he sees God bringing good out of suffering.
“There is still much to be done, still great suffering and uncertainty in the lives of many citizens,” Bishop James Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau wrote in a recent column for the diocese’s weekly publication The Mirror. “Yet, there are also many signs of God’s grace at work, pointing to a future full of hope.”
St. Mary’s lost three weeks of its 2011-2012 school year, as the Joplin Catholic Schools system worked to turn a former warehouse into a makeshift...READ MORE