By Sister Regina Siegfried, ASC
My parish community has witnessed a difficult yet strangely grace-filled Lent at our Saint Vincent de Paul Church in St. Louis, a haven for the homeless and forgotten brothers and sisters of Jesus the Christ.
Three weeks ago, Gary, one of the guests at our meals program, died of a heart attack at the entrance to the church.
Last week, Ben, another regular guest at evening meals, who also receives free clothing and bagged lunches, died of prolonged and acute alcoholism.
Although the local news did not report their deaths,