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UST faculty recall colleague’s spirit in living with ALS

UST faculty recall colleague’s spirit in living with ALS

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former University of St. Thomas dean Bruce Kramer publicly shared part of his experience living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through a series broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and now a book he co-authored with MPR’s Cathy Wurzer. After living with the disease for almost four and a half years, Kramer died March 23 at age 59.

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C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’ at Pantages

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’ at Pantages

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ book “The Great Divorce” will be performed at Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis April 24-25. Show times are 8 p.m. April 24 and 4 p.m. April 25. Tickets range from $33 to $93.

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Seminarian play comically shows ‘dark side’ of parish life

Seminarian play comically shows ‘dark side’ of parish life

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parish disagreements aren’t usually dangerous. But when an unconventional liturgist challenges the status quo, even murder is possible — at least in a play seminarians at the St. Paul Seminary are producing this month.

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A good beer: Finnegans celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

A good beer: Finnegans celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

| March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

In the purchase and subsequent consumption of what’s playfully dubbed “Irish Holy Water,” fans of Finnegans beer are feeding the hungry in Minnesota, which has included clients of Catholic Charities in the past.

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Open Window Theatre production explores faith and reason arguments

Open Window Theatre production explores faith and reason arguments

| Susan Klemond | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Theater plans to add performance seating, lobby space

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Modern influence, relevance shown in St. John’s Bible

Modern influence, relevance shown in St. John’s Bible

| By Susan Klemond | February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Concordia University hosts exhibition of St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition

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A sweet treat before a season of sacrifice: Kramarczuk’s to pop out paczki

A sweet treat before a season of sacrifice: Kramarczuk’s to pop out paczki

| February 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 60-year-old bakery and deli on Hennepin Avenue will open at 7 a.m. Feb. 17 — an hour early that day — so folks can pick up their orders for the doughy, filled pastries that are a once-a-year item.

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St. Odilia musical showcases cast, community and, this year, a camel

St. Odilia musical showcases cast, community and, this year, a camel

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Come for the camel, stay for the show” is the catchphrase frequently tossed around among the cast of “Two From Galilee,” the musical production St. Odilia Church in Shoreview will put on Feb. 13-15.

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Local sacred art exhibit explores ‘a sense of the divine’

Local sacred art exhibit explores ‘a sense of the divine’

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Seeing God,” a juried exhibit of sacred art, opened Jan. 28 at the Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood. According to the center, the exhibit “features the works of local artists whose creative process captures a sense of the divine when seeing the world.”

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St. Joseph, West St. Paul, says ‘so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye’ to alumna’s Austrian son

St. Joseph, West St. Paul, says ‘so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye’ to alumna’s Austrian son

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

After Spirit Week at St. Joseph School in West St. Paul, seventh-grader Sam Seitlinger will return to his hometown of Zell am See, Austria, bringing with him fond memories of his American Catholic school education. Sam’s mother, Andrea, is from West St. Paul and graduated from St. Joe’s in 1981.

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New director helps tell story of Asmat artisans

New director helps tell story of Asmat artisans

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Gallery in the University of St. Thomas’ Anderson Student Center is home of the American Museum of Asmat Art, a legacy of the Crosier missionaries who helped to bring Catholicism to the Asmat people in Papua New Guinea.

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Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

For more than 50 years, motorists and passengers on I-94 some 60 miles north of the Twin Cities have seen an enormous concrete structure peeking above the treetops to the south as they near the exit for Collegeville and St. John’s University. The flat trapezoid, the row of bells and the cross in the cutout […]

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