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Hard work, discipline pay off for DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis

Hard work, discipline pay off for DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reid Travis rolls out of bed at 4:30 a.m. on a typical day during the DeLaSalle High School basketball season. He lifts weights before his 6 a.m. team practice. Then, the 6-foot-8, 240 pound forward devours two full breakfasts in the school cafeteria before class.

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Student’s invention lands him on ‘The Tonight Show’

Student’s invention lands him on ‘The Tonight Show’

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Jennifer Haller answered her phone on Feb. 11, she was more than a little surprised to be talking to the producer of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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Students’ prayers answered outside St. Paul abortion clinic

Students’ prayers answered outside St. Paul abortion clinic

| Maddie Schulte for The Catholic Spirit | January 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

I will always remember Nov. 23, 2013. It was Mahtomedi High School’s pro-life group’s first time praying for life at a place where abortions take place, the Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.

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Just for kicks: Girl enjoys playing on Bethlehem Academy football squad

Just for kicks: Girl enjoys playing on Bethlehem Academy football squad

| November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Lexi Temple, a junior at Bethlehem Academy in Faribault enjoys her role as kicker for the boys’ varsity football team.

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Olympic hopeful Liz Podominick remains ‘God-focused’

Olympic hopeful Liz Podominick remains ‘God-focused’

| Jennifer Janikula | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Liz Podominick, who attended All Saints School in Lakeville, hopes to be competing in the discus competition in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Teenager’s artistic expression finds spiritual meaning

Teenager’s artistic expression finds spiritual meaning

| Christina Capecchi | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emily Dinsmore, a senior at the Convent of the Visitation High School in Mendota Heights, created a banner illustrating the virtue being spotlighted in the 2013-2014 school year: joyful optimism.

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Young professionals find faith, fellowship at vespers event

Young professionals find faith, fellowship at vespers event

| Jennifer Janikula | October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Young adults attend Vespers at Lourdes every second Thursday of the month for prayer and a brief lecture about seeking holiness in today’s world, as well as fellowship.

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Young adults build up friendships, faith in west metro

Young adults build up friendships, faith in west metro

| Jennifer Janikula | October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

After college, how do these young Catholic adults make new connections and find their peers? Many look for groups like the West Metro Young Adults.

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West Metro Young Adults hosts Theology on Tap series

West Metro Young Adults hosts Theology on Tap series

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The newly formed young adult group, West Metro Young Adults, is hosting a new Theology on Tap series beginning Oct. 1.

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Vocation Day: Helping young men hear God

Vocation Day: Helping young men hear God

| September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

More than 80 young men ages 12 to 17 gathered at the St. Paul Seminary Aug. 17 for Vocation Day hosted by the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. A seminarian and a participant share their experiences.

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Getting out of the way and letting Jesus do his work

Getting out of the way and letting Jesus do his work

| Sarah Spangenberg for The Catholic Spirit | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I served with the Totus Tuus program in the Diocese of Duluth. As part of the program, teams of four young missionaries commit to traveling around the diocese to lead a catechetical program at eight different parishes for both elementary students and teenagers. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve alongside such holy men and women.

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