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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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Local director uses play by St. John Paul II to ask: ‘Can love last?’

Local director uses play by St. John Paul II to ask: ‘Can love last?’

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre’s current production, “The Jeweler’s Shop,” is a project close to the heart of executive artistic director Jeremy Stanbary.

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Local artist takes on challenge of bringing dragons to life

Local artist takes on challenge of bringing dragons to life

| Josie Bungert | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Soriano is a mother, artist and teacher in West St. Paul who can now add illustrator to her list of artistic triumphs, as her first illustrated book, “St. George and the Dragon,” is on the market.

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Columnist combines sports and religion to awaken the spiritual

Columnist combines sports and religion to awaken the spiritual

| John Rosengren | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In his new book “Faith On First,” a collection of his religion columns that originally appeared in the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, Charles Honey’s dual passions for religion and sports converge in these columns, where he turns a benevolent eye toward both.

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Kickstarting local Catholic musicians

Kickstarting local Catholic musicians

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Like other artists hoping to broaden their reach, St. Paul man uses crowd-funding website for debut album

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Gary Sinise describes faith journey, commitment to serving nation’s veterans

Gary Sinise describes faith journey, commitment to serving nation’s veterans

| Tom Tracy | August 7, 2014 | 5 Comments

Some 2,000 Knights of Columbus, their families and church leaders were delighted by a surprise encounter with actor Gary Sinise during the fraternal organization’s Aug. 5-7 convention in Orlando.

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Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

After an eye-opening conversion to Catholicism last spring, theater historian K.D. Howells is putting her newfound faith into practice in a musical she wrote and directed.

“It Only Takes One” combines her commitment to prayer and theater, and will be featured at the Minnesota Fringe Festival Aug. 1-9.

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Pro soccer player brings his faith to the field

Pro soccer player brings his faith to the field

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Christian Ramirez brings the Apostle Paul to the soccer field.

During games, the Minnesota United FC forward wears a prayer bracelet bearing words from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians, along with his parents’ last names.

“I have Philippians written on my wrists,” he said. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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New book serves as manual for praise and thanksgiving

New book serves as manual for praise and thanksgiving

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

When faced with a problem, it’s natural to want to find the easiest, fastest solution. But even in today’s quick culture, instead of turning to Google, people should turn to the Bible.

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Update: Episode of local seminarians competing on national Bible game show airs May 22

Update: Episode of local seminarians competing on national Bible game show airs May 22

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three men from the St. Paul Seminary will showcase their knowledge of Scripture during the upcoming season of “The American Bible Challenge” on Game Show Network.

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God provides in Open Window’s ‘Lilies of the Field’

God provides in Open Window’s ‘Lilies of the Field’

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre will close out its third season with “Lilies of the Field,” the story of a traveling handyman in the mid-1950s who becomes the answer to the prayers of a group of nuns who want to build a chapel in the desert.

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