A 13-foot-6, 608-pound, gold-leafed statue of the Angel Moroni was placed atop the Meridian, Idaho Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple Wednesday. It's a sign that exterior construction on the temple is largely complete.
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Boise's Krishna Cultural Center is consecrated
Our Lady of Guadalupe evokes powerful spirituality
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An enthusiastic and ardent congregation, consisting of mostly refugees, meets Sunday afternoons for worship in Swahili. While some congregation members go to Sunday morning English-speaking services, many do not understand enough English, so evangelist Jean Bangerere founded African Fellowship. The Fellowship is celebrating its second anniversary in November and includes a kids' program and choir that meets several times a week after school. "It's growing, by God's glory," says Bangerere.
A week before the public open house, the Boise Hare Krishna Temple consecrated the Krishna Cultural Center, a 10,000-square foot addition to the temple. It features a new performance hall, meditation garden, greenhouse, a statue of Krishna in a fountain, and library that is open to visitors of all faiths.
Oralia Lorenzana speaks about her deep connection with the Virgin of Guadalupe, patroness of all the Americas. St. John's Cathedral in Boise observes one of the most important feast days, particularly among Mexican and Mexican-American Catholics.
According to believers, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared in 1531 in the hills above Mexico City to a poor man, Juan Diego. She appeared with dark skin, speaking not Spanish but Nahuatl, the indigenous language, and appeared to a working man, not a high church official. As proof of her appearance, the Virgin made roses bloom in December. Diego gathered the flowers in his cloak, or tilma, and brought them to the bishop. When he unwrapped them, an image of the Virgin remained on the tilma. The Virgin is always portrayed with roses.
Robert Geddes, director of the Idaho Department of Administration, offers a look into the camps Idaho bought from HP Inc. in Boise. The state will begin moving state agencies into the buildings this year.
Sage is a St. Luke's Health System staff member who gets called in when a patient is upset, confused or angry. "It's amazing to watch what (it does to) some of the folks that are in crisis, just the arrival of that friendly four-legged creature," the health system's security director said. Sage recently helped to calm an elderly patient at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center who had been upset and wanted to leave the hospital. Sage was accompanied by Security Operations Supervisor Josh Schwenken.
Alberto Contreras Jr. talks about the opening of Panaderia Coalcoman, a bakery specializing in pan dulce. Contreras also talks about their family-run butcher shop, grocery and restaurant on Fairview Avenue.
Jackie and Jason Bargabos operate Aloha Auto, a repair shop on State Street near the intersection with 36th Street. The high volume intersection is being reconstructed by ACHD to create a roundabout traffic system that Jackie says will put traffic just five feet from her office window.
An off-shore storm in the Pacific caused flooding and damage to coastal towns across Washington and Oregon on Thursday, January 18. Video by Laurie Collin Deranleau shows waves hitting the shore in Westport where waves reached about 30 feet high. The US Coast Guard Station At Quilayute River also took video of showing the ocean swell near the mouth of the river in the village of La Push, Washington. A large amount of ocean foam can be seen washed up on the shore.