Tag: Africa

Come to the water

Come to the water

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 13, 2017

I do not think I have given much conscious thought to the act of turning on a faucet and letting it run until the water is cold. In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” water scarcity rarely crosses my mind. I have experienced far more floods than droughts.

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Audrey Assad concert to benefit nonprofit helping Tanzania

Audrey Assad concert to benefit nonprofit helping Tanzania

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Audrey Assad will perform May 7 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to benefit Partners 4 Hope Tanzania. Molly Druffner, a parishioner of St. Michael in Stillwater, launched the nonprofit in 2015. The proceeds from the event, Concert for Hope, will be used to buy water tanks for people in the village of Bwambo.

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For Catholic Charities-served refugee, family trumps fear

For Catholic Charities-served refugee, family trumps fear

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Suad Gele didn’t know about the incoming U.S. president — or his proposed policies’ potential impact on immigrants and refugees — when she came to the United States as a refugee in December 2016.

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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Holy Angels Africa trips inspire teacher’s heart for animal conservation

Holy Angels Africa trips inspire teacher’s heart for animal conservation

| Susan Budig for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield begins each year with a theme to provide focus for their teachers as they design their lesson plans. In 2007, the theme was Care for God’s Creation. It was something that stayed with Dave Marshak, who was then a new social studies teacher and girls soccer coach. It was still in his mind five years later as he pointed and aimed at a tawny lioness in Tanzania. When he was sure of his shot, he pulled the shutter on his camera.

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Kitui, Kenya partnership Q & A

Kitui, Kenya partnership Q & A

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Julie Woodruff, a parishioner of St. Joseph in Red Wing, visited Kitui, Kenya, during a previous diocesan global solidarity partnership trip. She will co-lead the 2014 delegation with Mike Haasl. Woodruff answered questions from The Catholic Spirit about the partnership:

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Local delegation headed to Kenya, will mark anniversary

Local delegation headed to Kenya, will mark anniversary

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt among group to celebrate 10-year partnership with Diocese of Kitui

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In Pictures – January 2, 2014

In Pictures – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
SAFE HAVEN

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Got toilets? MN native works to flush away water problems, improve sanitation in Africa

Got toilets? MN native works to flush away water problems, improve sanitation in Africa

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are “world” days set aside to celebrate all kinds of things: World Teachers Day, World Day of Social Justice, World Health Day — just to name a few.

There’s even a World Toilet Day every Nov. 19. And while it may draw a few snickers, it’s no laughing matter for the 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have access to a toilet and struggle with illnesses related to lack of clean water and sanitation.

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Doctor brings wife, seven kids to serve in Africa

Doctor brings wife, seven kids to serve in Africa

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

‘I will marry you if you come to Africa with me. . . .’ And, he said, ‘Sure.’ That’s how Mark is. He’ll try anything.”

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