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Who goes on retreats?

Who goes on retreats?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Regular retreat attendees describe the benefits: They’re better Catholics, a father-son duo say; co-workers say “You’re different” when she gets back from being on retreat.

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What’s it like to go on retreat?

What’s it like to go on retreat?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Come with me to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, where, for 50 years, people have been going to “find the missing peace.”

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Teens take on timely issue of race in unique play

Teens take on timely issue of race in unique play

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a production whose echoes are heard today in the Black Lives Matter movement, Cretin-Derham Hall High School students in St. Paul talk about presenting “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” a theatrical documentary surrounding the Rodney King incident, the trial of the police officers involved and the rioting that ensued when their initial acquittal was announced.

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‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

How can racism be overcome? A black educator shares ideas that are part of the formation of young people at an inner-city Catholic elementary school and appropriate for all ages.

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Red Wing parish begins Lent with palm burning

Red Wing parish begins Lent with palm burning

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph in Red Wing featured burning of palms in its Ash Wednesday prayer service.

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Why do we receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Why do we receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 4, 2016 | 3 Comments

The imposition of ashes is a solemn ritual that signals the beginning of the holy season of Lent. The ceremony is distinctive; there is no liturgical action like it throughout the entire church year.

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Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

| Jean Denton | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for Feb. 7, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him and join his mission to bring all people to God’s way of life.

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In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In education-minded Northfield, Minnesota, the Catholic grade school competes with small class sizes and a focus on student progress throughout the year, not just at report card time.

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Dominicans today: Q & A with Sister Jeri Cashman

Dominicans today: Q & A with Sister Jeri Cashman

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters prepare to observe the 150th anniversary of their ministry and presence in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, The Catholic Spirit asked Sister Jeri Cashman questions about her vocation and about the future of communities of women religious such as the one to which she’s devoted herself for the past 50 years.

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Joyful Dominicans attracted more sisters — and still do

Joyful Dominicans attracted more sisters — and still do

| January 15, 2016 | 2 Comments

Sinsinawa Dominicans’ joy is a common denominator among both seasoned and newer members of the congregation, which is observing the 150th anniversary of ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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150 years of reasons to celebrate

150 years of reasons to celebrate

| January 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

The courage and sacrifice of the first Sinsinawa Dominicans to serve in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis began a remarkable legacy of ministry that continues to this day.

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Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

| Patricia Gries | December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments

Patricia Gries, a lay woman who played a leadership role in the post-counciliar Church, offers her thoughts about the impact of Vatican II in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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