Lacey, Carmel McDonald
Two A.O.L. alumnae will be involved in the 12th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, KS, in August. Barbara Mikus Kelly ’54 is a co-founder of M.C.F. and a director of the three-day summer event, with sessions planned for adults, teens and children. In an article on the Wichita diocese’s website, Barbara described the conference as an opportunity to learn about current issues affecting the Church and to seek deeper spiritual growth through education and devotion. Among the conference’s scheduled speakers is Susan Tassone ’70, longtime champion of “the holy souls” in Purgatory. Her latest book is titled “Praying with the Saints for The Holy Souls in Purgatory” (Our Sunday Visitor Books).
Beth Riley Lambert has retired from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she taught English, but her interest in her field continues. Last fall, she could not join her A.O.L. class at the reunion because that weekend she had committed to presenting a paper at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting.