Dianne Towalski

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

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Local director uses play by St. John Paul II to ask: ‘Can love last?’

Local director uses play by St. John Paul II to ask: ‘Can love last?’

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre’s current production, “The Jeweler’s Shop,” is a project close to the heart of executive artistic director Jeremy Stanbary.

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Parish festivals

Parish festivals

| September 5, 2014 | 3 Comments

Calendar of festivals around the archdiocese

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Theater director has a place for kids who love drama

Theater director has a place for kids who love drama

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

E-Rhapsody Catholic Youth Theatre gives kids in fourth through 12th grades the opportunity to learn acting and theater skills in a faith-based environment.

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Creating a buzz for God’s creation

Creating a buzz for God’s creation

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On any given day, volunteers work like busy bees in the Matthew 25 community garden at St. Joseph in Rosemount.

But since July 6, actual honeybees have taken over some of the work, helping the garden to grow more and better vegetables and flowers.

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Feeding the hungry, with a twist

Feeding the hungry, with a twist

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four friends from the retirement apartments, a woman who just lost her mom, a dad with two young children and a group of young people who study apologetics together. This is an unlikely group to come together to share a meal, company and conversation.

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Totus Tuus camp makes a splash with kids

Totus Tuus camp makes a splash with kids

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hundreds of students entering first-through-sixth grades, including 84 at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony, are learning more about their faith this summer by participating in Totus Tuus camps.

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Pro soccer player brings his faith to the field

Pro soccer player brings his faith to the field

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Christian Ramirez brings the Apostle Paul to the soccer field.

During games, the Minnesota United FC forward wears a prayer bracelet bearing words from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians, along with his parents’ last names.

“I have Philippians written on my wrists,” he said. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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Mix of sadness, excitement as two schools become one

Mix of sadness, excitement as two schools become one

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though there were tears and hugs as the school year came to an end at St. Pius X School in White Bear Lake, there also was excitement for the new regional school that will take its place.

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Latino parishes celebrate confirmation

Latino parishes celebrate confirmation

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. Paul was packed to the limit June 14, as friends and families gathered to witness the confirmation of 334 youth and young adults from the 14 Latino parishes in the archdiocese. Bishop Andrew Cozzens was the presider.

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Married couples gather to celebrate, renew vows

Married couples gather to celebrate, renew vows

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt honored married couples, especially those celebrating 25 years, and 50 years or more, during the annual Marriage Day Celebration June 7 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Two Catholic schools celebrate Teachers of the Year

Two Catholic schools celebrate Teachers of the Year

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Catholic school teachers have been honored with Teacher of the Year awards by the Minnesota Independent School Forum.

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Faith formation student helps coordinate Postal Service food drive

Faith formation student helps coordinate Postal Service food drive

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Presentation Church’s ministry to the hungry in Maplewood just got a big boost, thanks to an 8-year old faith-formation student and the U.S. Postal Service.

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