Courtesy Archdiocese of Portland
Archbishop Alexander Sample and his mother talk in the living room of the archbishop's residence.
Courtesy Archdiocese of Portland
Archbishop Alexander Sample and his mother talk in the living room of the archbishop's residence.

Regarding “Archbishop and mother share a special bond of respect,” May 5, page 2:

I had the very great honor of singing for Archbishop Sample’s ordination in Marquette, Michigan. I also know his mother, Joyce.

The archbishop was my spiritual director for nearly three years and was responsible for helping me find a very deep spirituality. He and his mother are truly gifts to every parish and diocese in which they reside.

Teresa Baker-Carl
Marquette, Michigan