Tag: Mary

Be inspired by Mary, Christ’s first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople

Be inspired by Mary, Christ’s first lay disciple, pope tells laypeople

| Carol Glatz | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

During a quick morning visit to Tuscany, Pope Francis praised two lay communities there that are dedicated to living out the Gospel values of reciprocal love and cooperation.

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Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing up to mark the day or at least think a little more about Mary.

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The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The devil is “a loser,” but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said.

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Mary, a model of holiness

Mary, a model of holiness

| Kate Soucheray | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

May is the month of Mary, a woman revered and respected by Catholics and Christians around the world for her sacredness and leadership. Throughout the year, but especially during this month, we are reminded of Mary’s strength of character, her devotion to family, her unshakable faith in God’s promises and her simple, humble holiness.

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Mary, the perfect model

Mary, the perfect model

| Jacqui Skemp | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our first Christmas as a married couple, my husband and I stood side by side at the vigil Mass, both fully aware of the child growing within me.

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Mary teaches people to hope in life’s darkest moments, pope says

Mary teaches people to hope in life’s darkest moments, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mary, like many mothers throughout the world, is an example of strength and courage in accepting new life and in sharing the suffering of their children, Pope Francis said.

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Family Rosary Procession in St. Paul turns 70

Family Rosary Procession in St. Paul turns 70

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The prayerful walk for all ages from the State Capitol grounds to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul begins 2 p.m. May 7 with Archbishop Bernard Hebda leading.

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WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

| Sarah Moon | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The conference, with the theme, “Small Things, Great Love: It’s What We Do,” included speakers, confession, prayer teams, shopping at Catholic vendors and Mass with Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

| Deacon Barry Reuwsaat | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I was in third grade, I spent many days playing backyard football with my friends. On one particular occasion, I was tackled on the cement and fractured my left collarbone. I got up and walked home to see my mother for help.

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Looking to Mary’s example during Advent

Looking to Mary’s example during Advent

| Kelly Bothum | December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patience is like a parking space at the mall on Black Friday — it exists but it sure seems in short supply.

Instead, impatience has become the default. We don’t like waiting for anything — for traffic lights, for weight loss or even commercials that interrupt our favorite shows. Even Christmas trees now come already decorated.

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Father James Zappa, was pastor and actor

Father James Zappa, was pastor and actor

| November 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Along with pastoring a large suburban parish, the priest who is remembered for his kindness was also a regular in the cast at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, playing a cardinal of the Church.

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