Dianne Towalski

Dianne is a photographer and videographer for The Catholic Spirit. You can email her at towalskid@archspm.org.

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Blessing the oils

Blessing the oils

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Priests from around the archdiocese gathered with the faithful April 10 at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the annual Chrism Mass.

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In memory of Quinn

In memory of Quinn

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Family hopes to build a chapel at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital

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Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Alliance for Catholic Education, a program of the University of Notre Dame, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a cross-country bus tour making stops at 50 schools along the way. The Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour included stops at two schools in the archdiocese, Blessed Trinity in Richfield and Good Shepherd in Golden Valley.

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Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was a packed house for the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine March 23, as parishioners, friends and alumni of its school gathered to celebrate the blessing of a new parish life center.

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Joining the Church: ‘There is no greater joy’

Joining the Church: ‘There is no greater joy’

| March 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jareck Horton grew up Baptist, but said he later lost his faith. When he started searching again, the people who surrounded him, like his sponsor Steve Ricci, along with things he read, led him to Catholicism.

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Student’s invention lands him on ‘The Tonight Show’

Student’s invention lands him on ‘The Tonight Show’

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Jennifer Haller answered her phone on Feb. 11, she was more than a little surprised to be talking to the producer of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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Crashed Ice

Crashed Ice

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The top 100 U.S. skaters and the top 100-ranked international skaters raced four at a time until there was only one winner.

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Priests skate Crashed Ice course

Priests skate Crashed Ice course

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Father Nels Gjengdahl and Father John Floeder tested out the Red Bull Crashed Ice course Feb. 17 before the start of the competition.

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Praying for the sick

Praying for the sick

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché gives a blessing to Nancy Goers, a member of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville, after a special Mass for World Day of the Sick Feb. 8 at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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‘A Man for All Seasons’ looks at the life of St. Thomas More

‘A Man for All Seasons’ looks at the life of St. Thomas More

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre’s next production, “A Man for All Seasons,” is the story of Sir Thomas More — who became St. Thomas More in 1935 — and his struggles with religious liberty in the 1530s.

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Celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life

Celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Religious brothers and sisters from around the archdiocese gathered to celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life Feb. 2 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Network aims to bring servant leadership to Catholic schools

Network aims to bring servant leadership to Catholic schools

| January 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

St. Mark School principal Zach Zeckser is bringing resources for servant leadership — the idea that a true leader is someone whose motivation comes from a desire to serve others — to Catholic schools.

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