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More than 100 quotes typewritten on yellow sheets of paper are taped to the walls of John Buri’s cramped basement office at the University of St. Thomas.
They contain a wealth of information that has guided him over decades as a psychology professor at the St. Paul school. One of the quotes stands out. It is from the New Testament. It is the only one made into a plaque, done so as a gift from a group of longtime friends who know how ardently and passionately he works to encourage others in their spiritual lives.
Anne Goedtke loves the Minnesota State Fair.
This year, the Fair loved her back.
Deacon Joe Kittok digs holes for a living. He spends an hour and a half several times a week removing about 4 cubic yards of dirt, which he takes to his 35-acre property in Delano and spills onto the ground. He gets $400 per hole, which adds up to a decent living.
“Everybody’s just going hungry,” said Father Greg Schaffer, pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, who last month was named vicar general of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana. “You go to the grocery store and the shelves are bare.”
“I have so many slogans in this house, it’s just amazing,” said the 70-year-old member of St. Joseph in Rosemount. “My biggest one is: Wish it, dream it, do it.”
The absence of Ursuline sisters at Villa Maria and its distance from the order’s provincial office in St. Louis were key factors in the province leadership team’s decision to close the retreat center and sell the property.
When Father Michael McClellan was in grade school at Divine Mercy in Faribault, his mother would tell people she thought her son would be a priest someday.
Father Michael Daly seemed on his way to becoming a doctor and doing mission work in Honduras.