A symbol of ‘new life, new hope’

Two Franciscan sisters who are pastoral coordinators at Sacred Hart Parish in Champion, Mich., say blooms on what they thought was a dead tree branch symbolize “the Lord giving us new life and new hope” at Easter.

Sisters Margey Schmelzle and Lois Risch tell the story of the branch in an interview with The U.P. Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Marquette, Mich.

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