A special section on spiritual, emotional and physical health in the Albany Diocese....

ST. IGNATIUS, SUMMER AND EXERCISE
An old Methodist church in my home city of Sunderland, in Northeast England, often displayed very thought-provoking messages which I looked for every time I passed by. One that I always remember is, "Is God your steering wheel or your spare wheel?"

MED STUDENT'S FAITH PUTS A SONG IN HER HEART
For Sonika Raj of All Saints parish in Albany, "busy" doesn't even begin to cover it. On Sundays, she sings with the parish choir; the rest of the time, she's studying as a third-year medical student at Albany Medical College.

SNACPACKS FEED HUNGRY SARATOGA-AREA STUDENTS
Karey Trimmings of St. Clement's parish in Saratoga is fighting poverty in the Saratoga Springs City School District.

ADIRONDACK PARISH SUPPORTS FAMILY WITH HEALTH ISSUES
Cathy LaFond Evans hasn't always understood mitochondrial disease. "That's one of the reasons I do what I do," she says.