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People and Places logoSeminarians from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad will present an Advent lessons and carols service at 7 p.m. CST Sunday, Dec. 7, in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The service, titled “From Eden to Heaven: The Story of Salvation,” tells the story of Christ through alternating Scripture readings and singing of hymns and carols. The service is expected to last an hour and 15 minutes; it is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the Guest House and student parking lots.

The White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, is offering the chance to “Adopt an Alpaca” as a Christmas gift. Through the program, people can “adopt” an alpaca for one year for a donation of $100 or for six months for a donation of $50. The adoption fee helps cover the cost of routine medical care and boarding for the alpacas. Those who donate to the program will receive a “certificate of adoption” with a photo of their alpaca. Those who adopt their alpaca before Dec. 5 also will receive a free handmade felted alpaca fiber ornament. All those who adopt an alpaca also are welcome to visit the White Violet Center to see their alpaca. For more information, call 812-535-2932 or e-mail

The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor a “Vocation Border Immersion” from Jan. 3-8, 2015, in El Paso, Texas. All single Catholic women ages 18 to 40 are invited to travel with the sisters to the U.S.-Mexico border and see consecrated life in action as they discern a vocation as women religious and reach out to those in need. For more information, e-mail Sister Denise LaRock at or call 410-646-2074. Registration may be made online at on the “Retreats” page.

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