St. Robert Bellarmine:

A Patron Saint for Individuals with Down Syndrome *About the picture: Alexander Kostner, Italian artist and sculptor, was commissioned in 2016 to paint the image of St. Robert Bellarmine embracing children with Down syndrome for the St. Robert Bellarmine Apostolate. His studio is in Ortisei, Italy. Copyright

We were so blessed again this year (2017) to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated in Norwalk, CT by Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ. asking for the intercession of St. Robert Bellarmine for those with Down syndrome their families and friends. This was the Apostolate's fourth Mass in CT. Bishop Frank Caggiano blessed the Apostolate and celebrated the Mass (2016) in Norwalk, CT. We celebrated our fifth annual Mass in DE and our third Mass in CT, praise God! We added some new photos of the different Masses and receptions in our slide show. We also included a sweet picture of our little Robby. Robert and Robby at Christmas time, some photos of St. Robert Bellarmine Churches and the retreat for teenagers in Indiana.