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Our search for solitude is likely to lead us into a restless peace

Our search for solitude is likely to lead us into a restless peace

| Father Ron Rolheiser | October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

During the last years of his life, Thomas Merton lived in a hermitage in an attempt to find more solitude in his life. But solitude is a very illusive thing, and he found that it was continually escaping him.

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Catch the contagious love taught by Mother Teresa

Catch the contagious love taught by Mother Teresa

| Father Thomas Joseph | October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of the many wise sayings of Blessed Mother Teresa of Cal­cutta is: “Never let anyone come to you without coming away better and happier.”

Every human being has a hero to admire and for me it is Mother Teresa. Her impact in my life is so deep that it comes into every sphere of my priestly life and it is contagious to others, young and old.

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We need to change our approach regarding poverty

We need to change our approach regarding poverty

| October 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit asked readers in its Sept. 23 issue to answer the question: “What new steps should be taken to reduce poverty in the United States?”

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World Mission Sunday – 2010

World Mission Sunday – 2010

| October 6, 2010

World Mission Sunday is being celebrated in the Archdiocese on Oct. 10, 2010.

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Faces of mission – Rafael Harrington

Faces of mission – Rafael Harrington

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rafael Harrington served as a missionary in Trujillo on the Northern Caribbean coast of Honduras from October 2004 to December 2006.

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Faces of mission – Kathy Cleveland

Faces of mission – Kathy Cleveland

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Kathy Cleveland grew up in Burnsville and attended Mary Mother of the Church with her family. Her missionary service did not begin until 1998, when she was married with three children and went to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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Faces of mission – Maureen Araya

Faces of mission – Maureen Araya

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Maureen Araya served as a missionary in Bolivia and Chile with the Holy Cross Associates from 2004 to 2006.

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Faces of mission – Father Steve Pawelk

Faces of mission – Father Steve Pawelk

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Glenmary Father Steve Pawelk, 50, just celebrated the 25th anniversary of his first profession with the Glenmary Home Missioners.

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Faces of mission – Deacon Sherman and Gisela Otto

Faces of mission – Deacon Sherman and Gisela Otto

| October 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

Deacon Sherman Otto and his wife Gisela served with the Mercy Volunteer Corps of the Sisters of Mercy in Savannah, Ga., and surrounding counties from Aug. 1, 2006, to July 31, 2007.

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Faces of mission – Sister Kerry O’Reilly

Faces of mission – Sister Kerry O’Reilly

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sister Kerry O’Reilly felt fortunate to be selected to serve 15 years as a missionary for her community, when the Sisters of St. Benedict in St. Joseph opened a mission in Recife, Brazil.

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Faces of mission – Dan McNeil

Faces of mission – Dan McNeil

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dan McNeil served as a missionary from fall 1992 until fall 1995 in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, with Franciscan Mission Service, out of Washington D.C.

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Conference to explore relationship between prayer, mission

Conference to explore relationship between prayer, mission

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

The archdiocesan Center for Mission is among the organizations sponsoring the conference “Seeking the Face of God,” which will explore the connection between prayer and mission.

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