Chaplains on the Waters: Apostleship of the Sea Fills a Critical Need

Father Rafaeli Mallena was enjoying dinner when he heard the first explosion—and he immediately felt that something was seriously wrong.As Catholic chaplain aboard the cruise ship Costa Concordia, Father Mallena was accustomed to the ship’s lilting rhythms—and this was different.  He rose and returned to the chapel to pray.  He was still in the chapel forty minutes later, when the alarm sounded for passengers to abandon ship.As the alarm blared in the hallway, Father Mallena safeguarded the p … [Read more...]


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