Tag: Prayer

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Listening heart

Listening heart

| Deacon Jim Bauhs | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time that you had a conversation with God? Who initiated the conversation? God or you?

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Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a month after he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis following a public audience in Rome. He wanted to thank the pope for naming him a bishop.

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Cultivated by the Master Gardener

Cultivated by the Master Gardener

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I first moved into the cozy little house I rent, my yard — especially the backyard — was a bit of a disaster. A double-lot and long-neglected by previous tenants, what green there was was mostly weeds, and there were large, barren spots flooded with mud that bore a striking resemblance to the mud flats of Alaska’s Chugach Sound. (Just think “reeeally muddy.”)

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Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a warm and clear June 3 night at 8:57 p.m., a young couple pulled up to an empty St. Vincent de Paul church in Brooklyn Park and walked through the main doors.

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Parents of priests say prayer fostered vocation

Parents of priests say prayer fostered vocation

| Catherine Deeds | June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite incorporating their Catholic faith into their daily lives, the Shovelains credit prayer with leading sons Father Paul Shovelain, who was ordained in 2014, and Dominic Shovelain, a seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, to a religious vocation.

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Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

More penance and prayers are needed to end the wars underway today and so many “absurd” conflicts, Pope Francis said.

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Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

| Mark Zimmermann | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Places in the Bible can seem distant and remote, separated from us by thousands of miles and years.

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Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

| Sarah Moon | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2013, Jim Reinhardt built a cabin in western Wisconsin to have an office space near southeast Minnesota, where he often works with clients who’ve been injured on a job. But Reinhardt, who attends Holy Family in St. Louis Park, also shares the cabin with family and friends, and uses it to spend quiet time with God.

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From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

| Jessica Weinberger | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey’s unconventional life-balancing work as an actor, cantor and his other role, a licensed professional counselor, is far from his original plan of becoming a physician.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

| Mark Pattison | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, according to likely billionaire President Donald Trump in remarks Feb. 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

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