Tag: Gratitude

Preparing for Advent

Preparing for Advent

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | November 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Early in November, I heard the TV announce: “The holiday season has arrived! It’s time to … .”

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Gratitude brews stewardship best, conference speaker says

Gratitude brews stewardship best, conference speaker says

| August 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

“I was fortunate to work for the ‘King of Beers’ for 29 years, and now I hope to work for the King of Kings for the rest of my life,” Baranowski told more than 150 people gathered for the Region 8 International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference at St. Ambrose of Woodbury in Woodbury Aug. 17, hosted this year by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Composer trio hopes Advent concert provides spiritual preparation

Composer trio hopes Advent concert provides spiritual preparation

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

To celebrate the season of anticipating Christ’s birth, music is a common element for parishes, schools and other Catholic entities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Realizing gratitude

Realizing gratitude

| Alyssa Bormes | January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

High school teachers everywhere know what it is like to have students in class who are only there because it is a requirement. This is why a required speech class can really be an adventure. Public speaking is terrifying! In my experience, there is usually one student who is excited to take the class — and he or she shows up every five or six years.

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The season to be grateful

The season to be grateful

| Father William J. Byron SJ | November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is the thanks-saying, thanks-doing, thanksgiving season. It begins in late November and runs through Christmas. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a secular feast, although many religious congregations mark it with special services and prayers.

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Gratitude for God’s goodness in trying times

Gratitude for God’s goodness in trying times

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | July 2, 2015

This past week we celebrated the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the patronal feast of our archdiocese. It provided for me an opportunity to be grateful for the gift of our archdiocese. I thought of the many incredible priests who serve so faithfully and I am privileged to count as my brothers. I thought of the dedicated lay people and religious who inspire me by their holiness as they try to pursue a life of discipleship with Jesus.

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First Sunday of Advent — Christ is the way

First Sunday of Advent — Christ is the way

| Mathew Kelly | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I believe God wants us to be happy. I believe God gave us this yearning for happiness that constantly preoccupies our hearts. It seems he has placed this yearning within each human heart as a spiritual navigational instrument designed to lead us to our destiny. God himself is the author of our desire for happiness.

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Leper shows us best way to give thanks to Christ

Leper shows us best way to give thanks to Christ

| Deacon Timothy Gapinski | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one returned. On the surface, this passage is about being thankful to God. But its full meaning goes deeper.

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Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited readers to tell us about their greatest Christmas blessing.

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Advent beckons us to wait expectantly, just like grandmother

Advent beckons us to wait expectantly, just like grandmother

| Father John Bauer for The Catholic Spirit | November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the season of Advent, while the world around us seems to speed up and become busier than ever, the liturgies of this season call us to slow down and wait — to wait in joyful hope and faith-filled expectation.

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Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’

Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’

| Christina Capecchi | November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Mary Chilton first spotted the New World in November 1620, the 13-year-old had been aboard the Mayflower for 10 weeks, stuck in the same clothes and cramped in dark, damp quarters among seasick passengers and dying goats. Each family was allotted one storage trunk for all their possessions.

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