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Bringing the Christmas spirit to life

Bringing the Christmas spirit to life

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parishioners and members of several surrounding communities braved temperatures around zero degrees to see a live Nativity performance at St. Joseph in Miesville Dec. 15. The every-other-year event featured three performances with different casts and was followed by a sloppy joe dinner.

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Christmas poster contest winners

Christmas poster contest winners

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked youths in grades kindergarten to 12 to create Christmas posters by completing the phrase, “I unwrap the real gift of Christmas when . . .” and then drawing a picture. The 405 entries came from across the archdiocese and were judged by a panel of Catholic Spirit staff members, who chose winners in four categories: grades 3 and under, grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let us be wise Magi this Christmas • What gift will you give to Jesus this year? • See this year’s Christmas poster, essay contest winners • Christmas trees remind believers of light of Christ • Vatican Nativity scene to depict ancient city’s rock-hewn grottos • A goat for Christmas?

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Christmas Essay Contest Winners

Christmas Essay Contest Winners

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Adults and youth were invited to finish the phrase above and submit a 200 word essay about their favorite ornament.

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Christmas Poster Contest Winners

Christmas Poster Contest Winners

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked youths in grades one to 12 to create Christmas posters by completing the phrase, “The ornament on my family Christmas tree I like best is …” and then drawing a picture.

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What gift will you give to Jesus this Christmas?

What gift will you give to Jesus this Christmas?

| Jeff Cavins for The Catholic Spirit | December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Though Christmas will soon be happening on the liturgical calendar, the rest of the world has already been celebrating Christmas with decorations in every shop window and every ad on television.

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Christmas Poster Contest

Christmas Poster Contest

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked youths in grades one to 12 to create Christmas posters by completing the phrase, “I will keep the Christmas spirit alive all year by . . .” and then drawing a picture.

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Cr`eches by the hundreds

Cr`eches by the hundreds

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Richfield priest’s extensive Nativity collection offers creative way to teach Christmas message

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Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited readers to tell us about their greatest Christmas blessing.

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Inside view of Bethlehem from university vice president

Inside view of Bethlehem from university vice president

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Christian Brother Robert Smith was born in St. Paul and attended Holy Spirit grade school and Cretin High School in St. Paul and St. Mary’s University in Winona, where he taught for many years and served with St. Mary’s Press. He served four years in Kenya before moving five years ago to Bethlehem University in the West Bank, where he is vice president for academic affairs. He responded by email to the following questions from The Catholic Spirit.

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Making room for Jesus this Christmas

Making room for Jesus this Christmas

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our minds are overcrowded with news and information . . . our schedules are overcrowded with things
to do.

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Créches from around the world

Créches from around the world

| December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit in the Basilica of St. Mary’s Pope John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall features créches from around the world. Below is a short tour of just 8 of the many crèches in the exhibit with as much information as is known about each provided by Johan van Parys, director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts at the Basilica.

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