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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The entire student body, also known as the corps of cadets, stands at attention in the St. Thomas Academy court during daily formation. With a strong, crisp, unified voice, they recite the Hail Mary and the Pledge of Allegiance. As the cadets settle into their “at ease” position, staff and students step up to the mic to share announcements and celebrate accomplishments at the Mendota Heights school.

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Confirmation perfects ‘new life’ of baptism

Confirmation perfects ‘new life’ of baptism

The Easter Season is a most appropriate time for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation. While this powerful sacrament can be celebrated at any time of the year, spring is the season that, to my mind, complements it best.

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Dunrovin at 50

Dunrovin at 50

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunrovin Retreat Center celebrates 50 years ministry

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Who are the Christian Brothers?

Who are the Christian Brothers?

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Founded in France by St. John Baptist de La Salle, the De La Salle Christian Brothers established their first permanent U.S. school in Baltimore in 1845. With the goal of “teaching minds and touching hearts,” the religious community is composed only of religious brothers; its founder was its only ordained member.

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Dunrovin once a game preserve

Dunrovin once a game preserve

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the mid-20th century, Catholic high school students were typically required to attend a retreat before graduation, and those attending schools run by Christian Brothers were no exception. The religious community ran several all-male Twin Cities schools, most of which have since merged or closed: Archbishop Brady High School in West St. Paul, Benilde High School in St. Louis Park, Cretin High School in St. Paul, DeLaSalle in Minneapolis, Hill High School in Maplewood and Archbishop Grace High School in Fridley.

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Dunrovin director advances mission of leading youth

Dunrovin director advances mission of leading youth

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

On his morning walks with God through 25 acres of woods at Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center where he lives and works, Jerome Meeds finds ideas that have made a difference at the Stillwater-area center.

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Retreat center in renaissance of serving youth

Retreat center in renaissance of serving youth

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a warm spring afternoon, Nancy Russ sat on a bench, gazing out over the small, tree-lined lake on the grounds of the Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center near Marine on St. Croix. The only sounds were honking geese and branches rustled by a gentle breeze. A parishioner of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Russ, 72, said she has been coming to Dunrovin for 18 years and always feels a sense of peace there.

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Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with Church teaching.

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How do you pray the Rosary?

How do you pray the Rosary?

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Make the Sign of the Cross.
  • Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles’ Creed.
  • On the first bead, say an Our Father.
  • Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads.
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    Inside a week at the Minnesota Capitol

    Inside a week at the Minnesota Capitol

    | Jason Adkins | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Minnesota Catholic Conference staff is often asked to describe a typical day at the office. Though every day is different, we are blessed that it is only the rare occasion on which MCC’s policy team spends the whole day behind a desk. This is how it should be, because public policy advocacy requires an entrepreneurial spirit and lots of relationship building —which is not much different from the dynamics of those who work in sales.

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    St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

    St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

    | March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

    In his homily at the Mass, Bishop Piché said that when he thinks of Irish what comes to mind is “a deep human longing for peace and hope for freedom — faith, family, hard work, friends.”

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    A good beer: Finnegans celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

    A good beer: Finnegans celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

    | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

    In the purchase and subsequent consumption of what’s playfully dubbed “Irish Holy Water,” fans of Finnegans beer are feeding the hungry in Minnesota, which has included clients of Catholic Charities in the past.

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