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The0000[ E S S CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE VOLUME 22 4 NUMBER 50 August14,1992 St. Joseph Mausoleum construction on scheduu By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message Editor Work continues on s(:hed- ule at St. Joseph Chapel Mau- soleum in Evansville, accord- ing to Eugene Trimborn, secretary-treasurer of the SI. Catholic Cemetery oard of directors. The new, $1.4 million construction project will almost triple the number of spaces available at the original mausoleum. A chapel at the center of the Phase II addition is con- rlected to the chapel area of the original mausoleum. Con- Struction should be com- pleted by next spring, accord- lng to Trimborn. St. Joseph Cemetery was es- tablished in 1871. Although Interments and entombments now number about 30,000, a large portion of the 117 acre site is still available. A perpetual care fund was established in 1923 to perpet- Uate the entire cemetery grounds and its buildings. Twenty-five percent of the sale price of lots and single graves goes into the fund. Mausoleum construction .began in 1976, with a build- mg providing 630 spaces. Be- Cause of the favorable re- Sponse, another 720 spaces Were added. Phase II con- struction now underway will add another 2,034 crypt Spaces and 480 niches for Urns containing "cremains." Ahnost half of the crypts -- 950 -- have already been sold, at:cording to Tl'iml)orn. He said that 269 single spaces and 898 companion spaces are still available. Prices vary, depending on the location -- inside the chapel or on the outside walt -- and on the level selected, according to Ann Springer, in charge of mauseleum sales. Prices for single spaces in the new building range from $2420 to $3825. Companion spaces in the new mausoleum range from $4,150 to $5,545. Total costs for in-ground burial -- including lots, vaults, and markers or monu- ments typically cost a mini- mum of $3,770. Prices for the niches in the new mausoleum are $850 in- side and $635 outside. Five percent of the sales price of the crypts and niches is put into a fund to provide perpetual care of the mausoleum. The chapel at the center of the building, to be used for religious services, will be heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. Mosaics at the new construc- tion project, along the aisles leading from the main chapel area, were done by Father Donald Walpole, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad. ' / i Workers make progress  Completion is expected in Spring 199a;: : : : ,i , ...... ', I PaUl H,:' QStli Church officials call for more aid in Bosnia VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Vatican officials and church- men from the United States and England have called for more humanitarian aid to war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina and an investigation into al- leged death camps run by Serbians. The Vatican secretary of 6 9 Heronc,,vnrtues Saint,Mary-of-the-Woods By PAUL R. LEINGANG, Message Editor She could be the first Hoosier saint. Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, has been given the title, "Venerable." Pope John Paul II made it happen, July 11 -- just before his sficCessful abdominal surgery -- when he signed what is known as the Decree on the Heroic Virtues of Mother Theodore Guerin. Such a decree is the beginning of the sainthood process at the Vatican ' The title, "Venerable," acknowledges that the person lived a life which was virtuous to a heroic degree. Such a person may be "venerated" by the faithful. The news about theirfoundress was released Aug, 7 bythe Sisters of Providence. i "This decree only confirms what we Sisters of Providence'have known "i and believed for moe than 150 years," said Sister Nancy NolanLgeneral . superior of the congregation. The publication of the decree oftbrs Mother Tle0dore'slife as amodel for all who seek God,' she added. Celebration of thedecree is planned to coincide with the congrega- state, Cardinal Angelo So- dane, called the Bosnian situ- ation "the gravest scandal fac- ing humanity." Archbishop John R. Roach, chairman of the International Policy Com- mittee of the U.S. Catholic Conference, said, "The litany of horrors grows longer and more repulsive with each passing day." Croatian Cardinal Franjo Kuharic told Vatican Radio Aug. 7 that concentration camps do exist in Bosnia. '"We have truly terrible ac ..... counts of how people are being treated, about mas- sacres that have taken place, See CHURCH page 10 teaching. In 1840, the Universite de France awarded her a medallion : decoration for excellence as an edu- cator. When Bishop Simon Brute, the first Bishop of Vincennes, asked for sisters to establish a school in Indi-. 1840. through the trees, She found a tion's Foundation Day, Oct. 22. Mother. Theodore was born Anne.Therese Guerin in 1798 in Brittany, frame house with a stable and MOTHER GUERIN ' ' ' " ' i ' France, According to the Sisters of Prowdence who have studmd the his- some sheds. It is aston shrug that tory of their foundress, she was the reldest, child of a French navyptain this remote,, eli tude has been :hos ,, a novitiate and especially for an andan intelligent, faithful woman of the lesser nobility.. ':, : : ....... ace temy.,All a]pearance'are...|gair '. - " Her father was robbed and murdered when she was 14. Two younger Despiti: nilia! appearance s,an d [ity to speak.English, poverty, brothers died. Her mother became virtually-incapacitated; and the young sic] hess, a m ta series of strugl lies v fl to second Bishop of:Vincennes, Anne-Therese became the .primary caretaker of her family: :., .... Me her Thee,de re and her con Lpani p ersisted in establishi ng a m6ther In 1823, after her m6ther had sufficiently recoverea, Anne-'tnerese en- nm ,se anaa smtool. ,i ' ' ,.. teredthe Congregation of the Sisters of Providence at Ruille, an order ded: Knowledge and Virtue United is the motto she chose for the first :: icated to the education and the, careofthe'sick F acs if-the,Woods College; :the old-,. name Sister St. Theodore. est 'the United States. She perior school with some 600 , nine years, she was transferred to a rural she spent six years visiting the sick, stu have nearly 800 members minj ring zng their many distinctions,: e.Sls!e of. :," .... became the first Anerican  sisters to. teach in chinai:i in: 20: