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Peace of Christ is the promise of his enduring presence

Peace of Christ is the promise of his enduring presence

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In April, we had the pleasure of hosting Bishop Paride Taban, the retired bishop of Torit in South Sudan. Bishop Taban shared about his lifelong struggle for peace in his homeland ravaged by civil war for most of his life.

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Today’s mission fields are around the world and next door

Today’s mission fields are around the world and next door

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting one of our newest priests to arrive in the archdiocese, Father Joseph Kureh.

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Welcoming God’s gift of human life

Welcoming God’s gift of human life

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A number of years ago the Minneapolis paper carried a weekly feature in the religion section called “The Seeker.” Each week the reporter would attend a different church, synagogue, mosque or temple and report on the experience.

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Autumn faith marked by patience, paradoxes

Autumn faith marked by patience, paradoxes

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is during these times of transition that faith becomes more about holding life rather than trying to fix it or deny it

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We are entrusted with a mystery worth living and loving

We are entrusted with a mystery worth living and loving

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each of us, by our baptism, has been given a share in this gift of faith to embrace and to pass on.

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We are called to be a presence that heals and restores

We are called to be a presence that heals and restores

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The corporal works of mercy extend from our homes to our local community to the ends of the earth

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Our spiritual family teaches us how to live

Our spiritual family teaches us how to live

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Living in Jesus’ name redefined their relationship to the human family, all of creation and their past and future

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Strangers, strange gifts reveal Christ’s healing mission

Strangers, strange gifts reveal Christ’s healing mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

One strange gift I received this year is a deep gratitude for my health

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