RSSSpecial Sections

Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation
– Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep
– International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music
– UST chapel expansion might be underground

Continue Reading

UST chapel expansion might be underground

UST chapel expansion might be underground

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

An addition to the historic Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas will be the first project the University of St. Thomas undertakes in its new master plan for its St. Paul campus.

Continue Reading

Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

To preserve the interiors of historic churches, people responsible for the buildings must focus first on their exteriors, said Brian Henning, owner of Henning Church and Historical Restoration in Forest Lake.

Continue Reading

Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation

Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation

| Michael Kassner | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Palm Sunday, parishioners walked into Assumption in St. Paul more than a little curious. After nearly two years of avoiding scaffolding and painting equipment — and enduring all the other inconveniences that renovating a church’s sanctuary entails — the wait was over.

Continue Reading

Trio’s pilgrimage marks St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in 1818

Trio’s pilgrimage marks St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in 1818

| Jennifer Brinker | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ann Sieben looks exactly like what you’d expect of a pilgrim.

Continue Reading

A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress’ divided flock

A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress’ divided flock

| Rhina Guidos | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his youth, Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy pictured himself as a lawyer and a senator, working in the deep recesses of Washington’s U.S. Capitol building. In a way, he’s doing just that but not in the way he imagined.

Continue Reading

Priest-poet explores mysteries of life, what it means to be fully human

Priest-poet explores mysteries of life, what it means to be fully human

| Michael Swan | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ordinary lives, however quiet or unnoticed, are a sequence of miracles, tragedies and triumphs. Everyone stumbles into hell and is repeatedly resurrected into ultimate beauty.

Continue Reading

North St. Paul Catholic draws laughs with newspaper comics

North St. Paul Catholic draws laughs with newspaper comics

| June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

“Can you do political cartoons?” the editor asked. “Yes,” he answered — even though he had never done any — and set himself to learning the trade.

Continue Reading

Congratulations, 2017 graduates

Congratulations, 2017 graduates

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is highlighting three students who credit their Catholic education with providing opportunities to help them learn about the world, serve others and grow in their faith.

Continue Reading

Former orphan shows gratitude through service

Former orphan shows gratitude through service

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carlos McMerty-Brummer’s memories of his native Honduras are vivid. He remembers the five houses that made up the orphanage he entered as a baby in 1998 and the presence of two American missionaries who would alter the course of his life.

Continue Reading

Lifelong Vis student faces health challenges with community by her side

Lifelong Vis student faces health challenges with community by her side

| Anne Fredrickson | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I’ve been very grateful that I was raised in a faith-filled community, because it’s been really helpful to have my faith to turn back to. Many times when I’ve wondered why this is happening to me, I’ve always been able to turn to God, to know he has a plan and is looking over me,” Daniewicz said.

Continue Reading

Faith and family guide college-bound entrepreneur

Faith and family guide college-bound entrepreneur

| Sharon Wilson | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurship is not new to her. At age 15, Arevalo started her own business choreographing quinceañeras to support her family. She said the experience taught her the value of hard work, money management and using her time wisely.

Continue Reading