“From a life of faith, what is important to me?” Edward Hums asked during the inaugural Fr. Ted Talk Thursday evening at Recker’s. Hums said he finds the lives of saints to hold the most importance in his faith life.Hums, a professor of accountancy in the Mendoza College of Business and a faculty-in-residence in Lyons Hall, said he holds several saints very close to his heart due to specific events they relate to in his life.“I have an informal litany of saints, saints that mean something to me. Not that it’s because this is what the saint did, but that the saint represents life events in my life of faith,” Hums said.One of these saints is St. Mark, whom Hums’ hockey coach at Notre Dame always prayed to before games. For this reason, Hums said St. Mark reminds him “of the people who helped [him] through Notre Dame.”To Hums, St. Mark is representative of the help and support everyone needs in their life.“You can never get anywhere by yourself,” he said. “You didn’t get to Notre Dame by yourself, and you will not get through by yourself. … There are so many people you owe so much to.”St. Joseph is another saint who has distinct significance in Hums’ life. Hums said the feast day of St. Joseph, March 19, coincides with the date 26 years ago when Hums had his last drink.“That was a tough time period, going through something that you needed help getting through, and St. Joseph always reminds me of that day,” Hums said.Hums said another saint in his informal litany is St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost items. When talking to students, the professor said he often notices “they are missing something.”“They’re looking for something, and that something is faith,” Hums said.Hums has experience with this, since he said he once struggled with faith himself. However, St. Anthony helped him through this time, he said.“At one point in time I think I was a little bit lost too. But I got found,” Hums said.A final saint Hums said played an essential role in his life is St. André Bessette, formerly known as Brother André of the Congregation of Holy Cross. At one point in Hums’ life, his mother was very sick, to the point that Hums said he couldn’t properly care for her anymore.After leaving her at the Schubert House, an assisted living facility, he went to a nearby statue of Brother André.“Brother Andre,” he said in prayer to the statue. “There’s nothing I can do. I’m a failure. I turn her care over to you, because I trust. Whatever you do, I know it’ll be God’s will.”In her time at the Schubert House, Hums’ mother went from a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane, to being able to walk on her own, Hums said.“The last few years of my life, through Brother Andre, I got my mother back. They tell you miracles do happen … That’s a miracle from Brother Andre. That’s why he means so much to me,” Hums said.Hums closed by saying everyone must find time for God in their busy lives, whether it’s through a litany of saints or some other form of prayerful reflection.“Close your eyes, just relax, and into that silence, surrounded by all the business, this is where God comes in.”Tags: Catholic faith, Fr. Ted, Fr. Ted Talks, Saint Andre Bessette
Robert (Bobby) Wood, 65, of Versailles passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on March 17, 1955 the son of A. Everett and Myrle Hankins Wood. He was married to Dotty Lovins on October 5, 1972 and his wife of 47 years survives. Other survivors include two daughters Bridget (Rob) Back of Versailles and Kelly (Dave) Gutzwiller of Batesville; one son Daren (Lisa May) Wood of Canaan; one brother Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood of Versailles; one sister Carol Berry of Versailles; grandchildren Ethan & Katie Back, Sally and Joe Mortenson, Andy and Zach Gutzwiller, and Robbie and Ashlee Wood; great-grandchildren Anna and Seth Back. He was preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Wood was a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School. Bobby was an active member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, IN. At the age of 13 he professed his faith in Christ and spent his entire life serving. In the church he served as a Deacon, Treasure, Sunday School teacher, Secretary, Trustee, Song leader, VBS volunteer, he faithfully sang in the church choir. Bobby’s life of serving went beyond the walls of the church; he also served throughout his community. His most recent way to serve the community was as co-owner of the Versailles IGA with his son Daren. He was pleased to play Christian music in the store and used every opportunity given to share the love of Christ, the IGA store was his mission field. He took very seriously the ministry God gave him at the store. Bobby even stated the reason he started the IGA business was to be able to support the ministry of the After School Good News Clubs, a ministry through (CEF) Child Evangelism Fellowship. His passion was to see people come to Christ. Bobby used his business skills to successfully start several other businesses including Bob’s Dog Supply, R. L. Wood Excavating, and Dotty’s Bulk Food Store. He also spent time in sales and management at Wood Farm & Industrial Supply in Versailles.He deeply loved his wife Dotty and his family and spending time with them was very important to him. Anyone who knew him was his friend and would quickly become like family. Funeral services for Bobby will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to CEF, Bear Creek Baptist Church, Friendship Fire Department or Southeaster Baptist Youth Camp in care of the funeral home.
RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says EPL: Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool beat Leeds in seven-goal thriller Jurgen Klopp, Massimiliano Allegri and Erik ten Hag have all been named on a five-man shortlist for the Coach of the Year prize at the Globe Soccer Awards.The trio are joined on the final list of nominees by Djamel Belmadi, who led Algeria to the Africa Cup of Nations title over the summer, and Portugal’s Fernando Santos following his Nations League triumph.However, Pep Guardiola is a shock omission after another stellar season with Manchester City. The Premier League champions claimed a domestic treble but there is no sign of the Spaniard in the final five.The 11th Globe Soccer Awards, organised by the European Association of Player’s Agents and the European Club Association, will be staged on December 29 in Dubai.The nominees were selected by a jury of international footballing coaches, directors and chairmen, including Luis Figo, Fabio Capello, Antonio Conte and Eric Abidal.Klopp is favourite to win the managerial prize after lifting the Champions League trophy with Liverpool in June.He also led them in a thrilling title race with Manchester City last season where the Reds lost just one match over the course of the league campaign.Ten Hag, meanwhile, is among the candidates after his exciting Ajax side made it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League.Led by Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, the Dutch giants knocked out both Real Madrid and Juventus before losing to Tottenham in the final four.Allegri remains a bizarre inclusion though given his departure from Juventus over the summer. Despite winning five consecutive Serie A titles, his reign was underpinned by a failure to win Europe’s biggest prize and he left Turin over the summer.Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees for the Men’s Best Player of the Year award alongside nemesis Lionel Messi, Bernardo Silva and four Liverpool stars.Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Alisson and Virgil van Dijk all find themselves in the running.Jadon Sancho is among the nominees for Best Revelation of the Year. The Borussia Dortmund winger faces competition from Erling Haaland of Red Bull Salzburg, Barcelona’s Ansu Fati, Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.Liverpool, Ajax, and Lyon’s women’s team are in the running for Club of the Year.— Tags: Djamel BelmadiFabio CapeloFrankie De JongJurgen KloppMassimiliano AllegriPep Guardiola
Although the Wisconsin Badgers are usually an inside-out team, finding their stroke from behind the three-point arc Thursday night was the key to putting away Northwestern in a 62-41 Wisconsin victory at the Kohl Center.The Badgers finished the game shooting 43.5 percent from three-point range, and they were able to build an early lead on the Wildcats by shooting 63.6 percent from behind the arc in the first half. Wisconsin is often powered by its post play, but it was the opposite story in the first half Thursday, as UW was 7-of-11 from long range.It may have been a different strategy than usual for the Badgers, but head coach Lisa Stone pointed out that her team is comfortable shooting the ball if it can’t find high percentage shots in the paint.“Taylor [Wurtz] and Alyssa [Karel] were on fire, and you got to go to what’s working,” Stone said. “If Lin [Zastrow] can touch the ball and doesn’t have a shot, she’ll find the open shooter. Right now is the time of year where you have to make a play within the play, because again, we played Northwestern 12 days ago … you can’t reinvent the wheel before you play somebody.”Wurtz, Karel and Zastrow all shot at least 60 percent from beyond the arc and led the Badgers’ offensive attack in the first half. Wurtz finished 3-of-5 for the game but hit all three of her three-pointers in the first half, giving her team a boost going into halftime.Zastrow also displayed her range, hitting two three-pointers in the game, while Karel finished 3-of-5 from long distance, allowing UW to build a comfortable 33-22 lead at the half. Taking a season-high 23 shots from three-point range, the Wisconsin coaching staff encouraged players to pull up when they found open looks.“I tell them not to hesitate. I say before every game, to Alyssa and Taylor and Jade [Davis], ‘If you’re [open], shoot it,’” Stone said. “They weren’t guarding Jade for awhile in the second half, and I said, ‘I don’t care, take 25 shots – if you’re open, shoot the ball.’”The team still found success in the paint, picking up 20 points there, but the Badgers proved against Northwestern that they can become an outside team when their inside game isn’t as effective as usual.Dominating defenseAnother key for the Badgers Thursday night was the strong defense they played throughout the game, holding Northwestern to just 41 points.Northwestern scores an average of 69.4 points per game, but Wisconsin lived up to its defense-first mentality by holding the Wildcats to just 41 points, the lowest of any Big Ten opponent UW has faced this year.Additionally, 41 points was a season-low for Northwestern, and the team noted much of that could be credited to the Badgers’ stifling defense.“We scored 80 points the other night [against Illinois] … They just D-ed us up, I think a lot of [the low score] was their defense,” NU head coach Joe McKeown said.A testimony to the strength of UW’s defense, the Badgers were also able to contain the Wildcats’ star player, senior Amy Jaeschke. Holding her to just 15 points, well below her season average of 22.7, Wisconsin eliminated a major part of Northwestern’s offensive system.Relying on the double-team to limit Jaeschke’s solid looks at the basket, she had bursts of scoring but never found a consistent rhythm. Senior forward Lin Zastrow, who was matched up with Jaeschke for most of the night, credited the double-team for slowing down the standout senior.“On the defensive end … it’s definitely not me,” Zastrow said. “If we played one-on-one, she would probably score almost every time. That double helps, and the team choking everything, it’s not me and I couldn’t do it one-on-one.”Northwestern struggled shooting the ball all night, finishing the game at 32.1 percent from the field and 15.8 percent on shots from behind the arc. The weak shooting can be at least partially attributed to the tough, physical defense that UW relied on all night to pick up a crucial Big Ten win.Even when the Wildcats started to make a comeback early in the second half, the defense quickly responded and was able to shut down Northwestern for much of the second half. If the Badgers can maintain that defensive intensity the rest of the year, they should find themselves filling up the win column.“Defensively, when we’re locked in and understanding our personnel, it’s just five versus the ball, and it’s really fun to watch,” Stone said.