Bishop Stika blesses convent for Religious Sisters of Mercy

Jim Wogan News

Shortly after Bishop Richard F. Stika arrived in Knoxville in 2009, he reached out to a women’s religious order based in Alma, Michigan with a request– come to Knoxville and help serve Roman Catholics in East Tennessee. The Religious Sisters of Mercy accepted the bishop’s offer, and the Sisters who arrived here settled into their vital roles in healthcare, education and administration– …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic volunteers honored

Jim Wogan News

Sister Marianna Koonce isn’t afraid to power a 40-foot mobile medical clinic around the back roads of East Tennessee, but the driving force behind the effort to bring medical care to rural areas in the Diocese of Knoxville might be the 80 volunteers who help her. On Nov. 7, those volunteers were honored with a special lunch and music at …