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Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

| Alyssa Bormes | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are very few things that I have consistently done since 1988. Some of this is a mercy. Blue eye shadow is no longer among my cosmetics; shoulder pads are absent from my closet. However, since January 1988, two great friends have been in place, and we have a wonderful story.

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Build an altar

Build an altar

| Alyssa Bormes | February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year it’s a little different. Some years the anniversaries pass quietly; this year they were harder. On that December day after Mass when I told my friend that my younger child would have been 25 years old, the intensity of my tears surprised me. It was the same just a few months earlier when my older child would have been 26. The two “counselors” who spoke of the relief that abortion gives never mentioned that the ache of anniversaries intensifies after your own mother dies. Maybe they didn’t know.

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Realizing gratitude

Realizing gratitude

| Alyssa Bormes | January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

High school teachers everywhere know what it is like to have students in class who are only there because it is a requirement. This is why a required speech class can really be an adventure. Public speaking is terrifying! In my experience, there is usually one student who is excited to take the class — and he or she shows up every five or six years.

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Can there be too much mercy?

Can there be too much mercy?

| Alyssa Bormes | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are times when it is all just too much. We are too busy, too overwhelmed, tired, lonely or a host of too many other things. But are there ever times when mercy is too much?

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News Notes: January 29, 2015

News Notes: January 29, 2015

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

– Young adult leadership conference is Feb. 7
– Pastor in Savage to receive national award
– DeLaSalle teacher named distinguished educator
– Former archdiocese auxiliary bishop marks 25 years

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News notes – January 15, 2015

News notes – January 15, 2015

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pray with U.S. bishops to end abortion Jan. 17-25
Event promotes healing from sexual abuse of children

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News Notes – December 18, 2014

News Notes – December 18, 2014

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Local composer and pianist releases CD
– Bishops to review school committee recommendation
– Center for Mission to manage CRS Rice Bowl

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News Notes – December 11, 2014

News Notes – December 11, 2014

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rediscover: app 2.0 available for download
New website launches for Minn. Catholic Directory

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Knights of Columbus gives coats to kids

Knights of Columbus gives coats to kids

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 28, also known as “Black Friday,” four Minnesota Knights of Columbus chapters distributed 1,200 winter coats to children in need.

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News Notes – November 20, 2014

News Notes – November 20, 2014

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

We want to see your Christmas light displays
St. Bridget prepares to celebrate centennial

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News Notes – November 6, 2014

News Notes – November 6, 2014

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Pope names Superior, Wis., Bishop Peter Christensen bishop of Boise City, Idaho, accepts resignation of Bishop Michael Driscoll
– Cathedral of St. Paul seeks wedding photos for exhibit

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News Notes – October 23, 2014

News Notes – October 23, 2014

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Event to highlight value of sister parish relationships
African immigrant retreat slated for Nov. 8
CCF Legacy of Faith Award goes to Tom Gainor

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