Tag: Rome

Surprise invitation led Father Gitter to archdiocese; now he works in Rome

Surprise invitation led Father Gitter to archdiocese; now he works in Rome

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before Father Paul Gitter came to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, an unexpected invitation to serve in the archdiocese came to him.

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Tradition with a twist: Rome club has ancient roots, modern flair

Tradition with a twist: Rome club has ancient roots, modern flair

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Rome always has been a city of beauty that highlights both the past and the present, a quaint and unusual bar nestled in the heart of the Eternal City has taken that concept to new heights.

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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

| Cindy Wooden | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children.

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Wildcats in Rome cheer Villanova victory

Wildcats in Rome cheer Villanova victory

| Wyatt Noble | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Villanova men’s basketball team claimed its second national championship in three years April 2 with a 79-62 win over Michigan, and I was an ocean away from 99 percent of my fellow Wildcats.

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Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is returning to Italy for a pilgrimage Sept. 20-28, 2018, and he has invited Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to accompany him.

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Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state’s 100 fountains.

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Restorers unveil frescoed chambers in Catacombs of St. Domitilla

Restorers unveil frescoed chambers in Catacombs of St. Domitilla

| Carol Glatz | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catacombs of St. Domitilla are believed to be the world’s oldest existing Christian cemetery and are among the largest in Italy with a total of some 150,000 burial spots.

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Our Mother of Perpetual Help replica icon coming to local parishes

Our Mother of Perpetual Help replica icon coming to local parishes

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Redemptorist priest Father Patrick Keyes of St. Alphonsus said the religious order wishes to “spread devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and through Mary’s intercession, to bring people closer to Jesus.”

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Christian, not communist: Catholics in Rome embrace counterculture

Christian, not communist: Catholics in Rome embrace counterculture

| Robert Duncan | April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In an Italian nature reserve surrounded by a forest inhabited by wild boar and foxes, a group of families is seeking to embrace the lifestyle of New Testament-era Christians.

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St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vatican offices, speaking to Catholic movements and following the footsteps of the early Christians, a group of transitional deacons from St. Paul, was in Rome getting an inside look into the church’s mission in the world.

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SJV seminarians to live at Irish college in Rome

SJV seminarians to live at Irish college in Rome

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifteen seminarians at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul will be studying in Rome this fall and living at a location that has changed from previous years.

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Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

| Carol Glatz | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meeting the grieving parents of a U.S. student who was found dead in Rome, Pope Francis mourned the death of the teenager, who had been set to begin a study-abroad program.

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