Jessica Trygstad

Jessica is the assistant editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can e-mail her at trygstadj@archspm.org.

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Minnesota Catholic leaders: Pope’s encyclical a call to act

Minnesota Catholic leaders: Pope’s encyclical a call to act

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Upon the release of Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, Catholics are describing it as a call to action.

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Event aims to help widows of all ages and stages

Event aims to help widows of all ages and stages

| June 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Isolation, loss of purpose and self-pity are feelings Cheryl Broich experienced after the death of her husband, Deacon Richard Broich, who had served in hospital ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Pine Island parish to host summer camp for girls

Pine Island parish to host summer camp for girls

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Little Flowers Girls’ Camp Retreat, slated for July 10-12 at the southern-most parish in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, is one of three national camps hosted as part of the Little Flowers Girls’ Clubs. In the clubs, girls ages 5-11 meet regularly throughout the year to learn about virtues through Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and saints’ biographies.

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Excellence aside, Bethlehem Academy celebrates 150 years of shaping souls

Excellence aside, Bethlehem Academy celebrates 150 years of shaping souls

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The oldest Catholic school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is gearing up for its 150th anniversary, remembering its humble start as a Dominican school and celebrating academic successes as well as students and faculty guided by their rich tradition of putting others first.

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New director says university’s Catholic Studies aims high in pursuit of faith and reason

New director says university’s Catholic Studies aims high in pursuit of faith and reason

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul tapped a man well versed in cultivating Catholic identity to direct its Center for Catholic Studies.

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Welcome, neighbors

Welcome, neighbors

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Influx of new parishioners proves evangelization is more than a word at St. Leonard of Port Maurice

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Nigerian native desires to serve the poor, communicate well

Nigerian native desires to serve the poor, communicate well

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a self-described “new chicken” to the United States, Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu tries to learn something from each person he encounters. While studying to become a priest, Deacon Nwachukwu, 35, has also had to acclimate to American culture.

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‘Hands for work, hearts for love’

‘Hands for work, hearts for love’

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the St. Paul Seminary, priest hopefuls learn what it means to be wedded to the Church and be experts in the spiritual life

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A place for Gary

A place for Gary

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Volunteers celebrate life of homeless man they call friend, prepare proper burial for the Vietnam War veteran

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Calling on Mary: Presentation Sisters look to the Blessed Mother in good times and bad

Calling on Mary: Presentation Sisters look to the Blessed Mother in good times and bad

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sisters Michelle Meyers and Kay O’Neil, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, begin and end each day with prayers for Mary’s intercession.

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Sister’s last stand: CSJ turns 90, keeps serving at hospital

Sister’s last stand: CSJ turns 90, keeps serving at hospital

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Turning 85 meant semi-retirement for Sister Ann Michele Jadlowski, a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Having just turned 90, she continues to care for people at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, founded by her order, but sees the need to invite Catholics to share in the mission.

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MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a May 18 deadline to finalize a state budget looms, Minnesota legislators continue to work on a number of bills that the Minnesota Catholic Conference has weighed in on during the session. Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, said now is a “crucial juncture” on all the bills.

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