|Bishop W. Francis Malooly|
|Bishop Malooly and Alex|
|A happy Alex after receiving his award|
|Alex and his girlfriend Amy|
|Alex, Joey and their principal Mr. Nemeth|
|Saint Francis de Sales medal|
|Awesome crucifix in Saint Joseph's Church in Middletown, DE|
Sorry for the color in some of the pictures. I was trying to take them without flash while we were in the church.
A little about Saint Francis de Sales:
Saint Francis de Sales was an accomplished preacher and is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation. He proved with his own life that people could grow in holiness while involved in a very active occupation. His goodness, patience and mildness became proverbial. He had an intense love for the poor. His food was plain, his dress and his household simple. He completely dispensed with superfluities and lived with the greatest economy, in order to be able to provide more abundantly for the wants of the needy. He heard confessions, gave advice, and preached incessantly. He wrote innumerable letters (mainly letter of direction) and found time to publish numerous works. St. Francis de Sales was beatified on 1661, and canonized by Pope Alexander VII in 1665; he was proclaimed Doctor of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX in 1877.
Take from the handout given to us by the Diocese of Wilmington during the ceremony.