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Little Portion Hermitage celebrates 40 years in the Ozarks

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: October 20, 2018   

BERRYVILLE — Forty years ago, a remote but peaceful area in the Ozark Mountains was eyed for beginning a community of religious. It was here, in the hilly outskirts of Berryville, that founder John Michael Talbot realized his dream of finding tranquility... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Debbie Eckert

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 18, 2018   

Why you want to know Debbie Eckert: A businesswoman of more than 30 years, Debbie was inspired several years ago to be more outward in her faith, completing the diocese’s spiritual direction training and being a fixture of Cursillo, Magnificat ministry... More 

Benedictines bring saints with them to new monastery

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 18, 2018      

FORT SMITH — The transition to a smaller monastery for the nuns at St. Scholastica Monastery was made easier with a familiar sight: stained-glass windows of Benedictine saints that were transferred to their new home. Several hundred friends,... More 

Arkansas Catholic connects you to news in print, digitally

Published: October 17, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Oct. 13 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and complete digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe... More 

At monastery, ‘OSB’ also stands for ‘Original Subiaco Brew’

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 16, 2018   

At long last, the art of the brew has come home to Logan County. After years of brewing beer in small batches just for internal consumption by the resident Benedictine monks, the community is on the threshold of releasing its first commercial offering,... More 

Nicole Lashbrook: Mixing leadership, faith, respect for life

Published: October 15, 2018   

Nicole Lashbrook knows a lot about leadership. As a West Point graduate and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Chicago native learned the finer points of mobilizing others from the very best. As executive director of Arkansas Pregnancy Resource... More 

Ike Eisenhauer: Cares about his community

Published: October 13, 2018   

In James 2:17, it’s clear: “So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” For Ike Eisenhauer, his faith is alive and vibrant thanks to his constant giving to charitable causes and the Church. “Not a day goes... More 

Kevin Dickinson: A family tradition of service

Published: October 11, 2018   

When it comes to treating people with dignity and respect, Kevin Dickinson had great examples in his father and grandfather who operated the family business he now co-owns with his older brother, Alan. That company, Preferred Office Technologies, based... More 

Dr. Sandra Johnson: Medical skills a gift she shares

Published: October 11, 2018   

Dr. Sandra Johnson, who with her husband Dr. Brad Johnson owns Johnson Dermatology Clinic in Fort Smith, views her medical vocation as a gift from God that she wants to share with everyone.  “Our motto is the four Es,” she said, “to... More 

Tony Houston: Faithful presence among patients, staff

Published: October 11, 2018   

Anthony “Tony” Houston does not simply work as the president of CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. It is a calling. Whether it’s greeting everyone from the doctor to the volunteer by name to attending Mass at the hospital’s chapel,... More