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1940s radio plays on Christ’s life continue to inspire

1940s radio plays on Christ’s life continue to inspire

| Barb Umberger | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter fondly remembers listening to children’s radio programs on Saturday mornings as a youngster in the 1940s. “We didn’t have a television,” she said. 
“When I listened to the radio, I learned to use my imagination and envision what was going on,” said Sister Virginia, spiritual director at the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, which provides opportunities for spiritual direction, formation and retreats. “It was delightful.” 
Her memories resurfaced Feb. 11 when she participated in a group reading of excerpts from “The Man Born to be King,” a book of 12, 45-minute plays for children about Christ’s life originally performed on BBC radio in Great Britain from December 1941 to October 1942. 

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New art series spotlights spiritual in local artists’ work

New art series spotlights spiritual in local artists’ work

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Works that tackle spiritual themes are part of a year-long art series opening Sept. 4 at the Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood.

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Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dennis Cavanaugh describes his time in the pottery room at the Benedictine Center as a “prayer event, where pottery is the vehicle.”

In the midst of his third pottery series led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter on the campus of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, Cavanaugh enjoys working with clay, but said the experience offers so much more than practical pottery techniques.

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Retired religious men and women continue to need your help

Retired religious men and women continue to need your help

| November 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Everyone at St. Paul’s Monastery is striving to keep the aging Benedictine sisters at home in the monastery’s health care center, said Sandra Carlson, monastery finance manager.

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Award to honor couple for educational philanthropy

Award to honor couple for educational philanthropy

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Community Founda­tion will present its 2010 Legacy of Faith Award to Jerry and Delores Slawik during a banquet Oct. 27. The annual award is given to an individual or family in recognition of their leadership and philanthropy in support of the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.

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