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Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to highlight the members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are celebrating milestone jubilees this year and who are serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Holy Cross Sisters help Ugandan women resist domestic violence

Holy Cross Sisters help Ugandan women resist domestic violence

| By Doreen Ajiambo | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not all that long ago, family members and residents of this small town in western Uganda mourned the loss of Sarah Baguma, who was stabbed to death by her husband in a domestic wrangle.

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Sisters preserve heritage, charisms of universities founded by orders

Sisters preserve heritage, charisms of universities founded by orders

| Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic women religious, intent on opening new frontiers for the children of immigrants, laid a foundation of convent schools and academies to educate girls.

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Dominicans today: Q & A with Sister Jeri Cashman

Dominicans today: Q & A with Sister Jeri Cashman

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters prepare to observe the 150th anniversary of their ministry and presence in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, The Catholic Spirit asked Sister Jeri Cashman questions about her vocation and about the future of communities of women religious such as the one to which she’s devoted herself for the past 50 years.

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Joyful Dominicans attracted more sisters — and still do

Joyful Dominicans attracted more sisters — and still do

| January 15, 2016 | 2 Comments

Sinsinawa Dominicans’ joy is a common denominator among both seasoned and newer members of the congregation, which is observing the 150th anniversary of ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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150 years of reasons to celebrate

150 years of reasons to celebrate

| January 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

The courage and sacrifice of the first Sinsinawa Dominicans to serve in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis began a remarkable legacy of ministry that continues to this day.

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Life after the convent: finding the courage to start over

Life after the convent: finding the courage to start over

| Christina Capecchi | October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is no scrapbook of Kathy Webb’s life as a Dominican sister. No picture frames or friendship bracelets, no nun memorabilia perched in a closet or buried in a trunk. The only artifact from her convent days is the long apron she wore to protect her white habit, bearing her former identity on a tiny tag sewn onto the back: “Sister Cora Marie 558.”

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At 83, nun’s ‘great spirituality’ keeps her going

At 83, nun’s ‘great spirituality’ keeps her going

| Nancy Wiechec | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sister Shiosee is a striking example of Catholic faith prospering in the indigenous communities of this land, where Church history has been marked by ups and downs.

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You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

| Father Troy Przybilla | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone who is discerning the priesthood or religious life should attend events where they are able to talk to seminarians, priests and religious who are living the way of life that they are discerning. A number of discernment events are coming up in the next couple of months.

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Young women, men gather for a closer look at vocations

Young women, men gather for a closer look at vocations

| Bridget Ryder | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first retreat for young women drew 65 girls ages 12 to 17 for a day of eucharistic adoration, Mass, confession, small-group discussions and camaraderie Aug. 16 at the St. Paul Seminary.

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Let’s hear it for the nuns!

Let’s hear it for the nuns!

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Mary Margaret Gefre’s boyfriend drove her to the train station in their small North Dakota town, the 19-year-old farm girl didn’t tell him where she was headed on that brisk December day, clutching a small bag containing a rosary, her childhood prayer book, a few dresses and a pair of shoes.

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