Jennifer Barton

Staff Writer

A self-labeled nerd, Jennifer describes her job as “making a nuisance of herself,” which her family agrees she is very good at. Jennifer has always had a passion for writing and is blessed to now be able to use her gifts to serve God and others. Jennifer is a veteran of the US Air Force, has a degree in history from the University of Saint Francis and is a devoted wife and mother of five beautiful children. In between family time and writing, Jennifer enjoys crafting, cooking, hiking and cultivating her Mary garden. She is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Fort Wayne.

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‘The Bible in a Year’ podcast takes Catholics deeper

Reading the Bible cover to cover is a daunting undertaking. This year, to help Catholics and others to discover the richness of the Scriptures, Father Mike Schmitz, a priest of […]

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Love for God, self and others blossoms at Kingdom Builders conference

Kingdom Builders women’s ministry continued its work of bringing women deeper into God’s love at the second annual Kingdom Builders conference Oct. 16, encouraging them to “Bloom.”  Click here for […]

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‘You’re not alone’ — Diocese offers memorial Masses for infant loss 

When Katharine Lewis and her husband, Keith, lost their son Romeo two days after his birth, she knew she needed grief support that fed her Catholic faith. She reached out […]

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Espoused to Christ: Anne Therese Stephens consecrated

An exceptional event took place Oct. 3: Anne Therese Stephens of Fort Wayne gave her life to Christ as the second consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. […]

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Get up and follow the Lord, bishop says on feast day of St. Matthew

Students and faculty at St. Matthew Cathedral School in South Bend celebrated their patron saint’s feast day by welcoming Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades for a pastoral visit Sept. 21. Throughout […]

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Catholic liberal education — Helping students use ‘intellectual knowledge and opinion and develop wisdom’

New methods, new styles and new ways to reach students, and especially to teach the Catholic faith, are crucial in a faith-filled education. To that end, a group of educators […]

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Centennial year dawns for OLVM sisters

On Aug. 5, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated Mass with the Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters in the Archbishop Noll Memorial Chapel on the Victory Noll campus in Huntington. […]

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Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration profess final vows

With much rejoicing, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration welcomed three new fully professed sisters into their company Aug. 2 at their convent chapel in Mishawaka. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades […]

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Ana Maria Lewis anxious to prepare St. Jude students for heaven

Openness to the nudging of the Holy Spirit led the new principal of St. Jude School in South Bend to explore a new avenue in her career. Ana Maria Lewis […]

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Catholic Identity class instills virtue at Queen of Angels

Queen of Angels Catholic School in Fort Wayne, under the leadership of principal Dennis Wiegmann, has made concerted efforts to reinvigorate the lifeblood of every Catholic school – its Catholic […]

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Widows profess lives of prayer for priests

In biblical times, a widow occupied an undesirable place in society. God had commanded that they were to be treated with respect and cared for, but they were not considered […]

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Mass reunites Fort Wayne Pedro Pan refugees

As protests took place in Cuba against the communist government in power, a group of refugees who fled the country after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution gathered in Fort Wayne July […]