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The call of the birds: slowing down and tuning in

The call of the birds: slowing down and tuning in

| Christina Capecchi | June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

“The only essential equipment for seeing birds is a pair of eyes. Good ears are a help too.”

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Family and friends welcome 8 new priests

Family and friends welcome 8 new priests

| May 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Those who know best the eight newest priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis helped them celebrate their ordination May 30 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Ordination day homily of Archbishop Nienstedt

Ordination day homily of Archbishop Nienstedt

| May 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

The archbishop urged the eight newly ordained priests to “plunge deep” into Christ’s love and to give him their love in return, immersing themselves in the truth of the Gospel and in self-less service to the poor, the sick, the forgotten, the stranger.

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Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

| Sister Candace Fier | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember the last time you saw a child receive a gift, and the joy and excitement on his or her face when he or she realized that the gift was his or hers to rip open and discover the treasure within? Remember the child’s thank you facilitated by Mom and Dad? It was the gift that taught the child that someone loves him or her, and wants to give him or her joy.

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Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

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Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom and Lori McKenzie like to go to rock concerts and watch Minnesota Wild games, and they’re not sure they act much like the parents of a future priest.

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Former musician, relatively new Catholic, follows Christ into priesthood

Former musician, relatively new Catholic, follows Christ into priesthood

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Byron Hagan’s self-described 10-year “journey of intellectual discovery” led him not only to join the Catholic Church, but also to seek to serve it as a priest.

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For Anderson, childhood Bible jump-starts journey to priesthood

For Anderson, childhood Bible jump-starts journey to priesthood

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

An accidental glance at a Bible atop a stack of cardboard moving boxes was the turning point in Jake Anderson’s spiritual life.

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Diabetes suffering nearly derailed vocation, now enhances it

Diabetes suffering nearly derailed vocation, now enhances it

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deacon James Stiles’ journey to the priesthood nearly ended before it began.

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