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Students understand mission through acts of compassion

Students understand mission through acts of compassion

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Each year the Center for Mission sponsors a writing contest for students across the archdiocese. This year students considered how they can follow the example of Jesus’ mission today.

We received more than 600 entries of pictures, poems, prayers and essays highlighting how, like Jesus, they can reach out to those who feel like outsiders, the sad, sick, poor and vulnerable.

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Work among sick inspired future ministry as deacon

Work among sick inspired future ministry as deacon

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the most memorable ex­periences I had as a young man discerning my vocation was the time I spent at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home in St. Paul, now part of the Fran­cis­can Health Community.

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This world is just a brief stop on our way to final destination

This world is just a brief stop on our way to final destination

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

We recently passed through a rare occurrence on the calendar that only happens once a century. It was the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year — 10/10/10.

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We are many faces, but we share in one mission

We are many faces, but we share in one mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

When you think of “the missions” what images come to mind?

Maybe you are propelled to foreign and remote parts of the world where the people look, talk and act very differently than you.

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Time to count and celebrate 40-year harvest of Venezuelan Mission

Time to count and celebrate 40-year harvest of Venezuelan Mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Harvest time is around the corner. For farmers and gardeners, this is an exciting and satisfying time to enjoy the fruits of that labor. Jesus often compared the kingdom to a field in need of laborers for a great harvest. The church continues and shares Jesus’ mission by taking its place in the mission field […]

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