You are here

People

New England bride hitchhikes to wedding after limo fails her

BROOKLINE, N.H. — After waiting 11 years to marry her groom, a flat tire wasn’t going to stop a determined New Hampshire bride from walking down the aisle on her special day.

With her limo rendered inoperable along an infrequently travelled road in Brookline, Angelique Arsenault stuck out her thumb and hitchhiked to the wedding venue in nearby Milford on Saturday.

Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.

Mother Teresa: A saint despite spiritual ‘darkness’

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa on Sunday, he’ll be honouring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the “poorest of the poor.” He’ll also be recognizing holiness in a woman who felt so abandoned by God that she was unable to pray and was convinced, despite her ever-present smile, that she was experiencing the “t