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Four-year-old Oskar Cologne was all smiles as he sat at the huge organ console at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on Nov. 22. He had been patiently waiting for his chance. Joined by his mother, Amy, he stayed after the 5 p.m. Mass to attend a special event in the church sanctuary called “At the Console.”
A small group of men went to Mass regularly at Assumption in St. Paul back in the early 1980s. The 20-something guys, numbering less than half a dozen, were not trying to draw attention to themselves.
But, they were being noticed by other regular Mass goers at the downtown St. Paul church.
After a short time, they became known as “the brothers.” This, plus the leading of the Holy Spirit, got them to thinking about establishing something more formal.
When Tim O’Malley was hired as the director of ministerial standards and safe environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Michael Campion approved.
Kim Doyle had two desires in her life — to be a teacher and to adopt children.
“I never thought I’d ever be anything else but a teacher,” said Doyle, who has worked in education for more than three decades, 29 of those years as a school principal. She has been principal at St. Wenceslaus School in New Prague, which she attended herself, since 2007.
Brother Basil Rothweiler, who recently celebrated his 80th jubilee, came to DeLaSalle in 1977 and was fighting to keep the school from closing. Today, DeLaSalle’s enrollment is almost double the number Brother Basil had when he started.
It all started on a plane ride back from the Caribbean island country of Dominica.