Tag: St. Francis of Assisi

Bloomington Poor Clares moving to Rochester after 63 years in archdiocese

Bloomington Poor Clares moving to Rochester after 63 years in archdiocese

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

With an aging community, the Franciscan Poor Clares will move from their Bloomington monastery in February after 63 years in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Parish life still thrives at flood-damaged Houston church

Parish life still thrives at flood-damaged Houston church

| James Ramos | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 22nd week in ordinary time of the church’s liturgical year has been no ordinary time for Father Martin Eke, a Missionary of St. Paul, or his parish, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston.

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Parishes power Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

Parishes power Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Jake Lynch, 82, March is now filled with transporting donated baskets of food weekly from St. Edward to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, a Bloomington food shelf, as part of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches-sponsored campaign aids 300 food shelves statewide with food and funding each March.

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The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

The ‘new’ Francis has brought renewal, say followers of beloved saint

| Rhina Guidos | October 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

“We have to acknowledge a renewed Franciscan spirit in our world precisely because of this new Francis who has shaken up the church, shaken up the world and hopefully shaken up all of us,” said Franciscan Father Tom Washburn, referring to Pope Francis during the ritual known as the transitus.

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Musical travels storied path from Italy to Bloomington

Musical travels storied path from Italy to Bloomington

| Jennifer Janikula | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Francesco, the Musical” is based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi and shares lessons about gratitude, humility and finding joy, even in struggle.

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Minnesotans from Argentina feel ‘blessed’

Minnesotans from Argentina feel ‘blessed’

| Susan Klemond and Dave Hrbacek | March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis first appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Alejandra Hall was surprised to recognize a fellow Argentinian who used to regularly celebrate Mass and hear confessions at a cathedral located a few blocks from her childhood home in Buenos Aires.

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Pope explains why he chose St. Francis of Assisi’s name

Pope explains why he chose St. Francis of Assisi’s name

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis said that “as things got dangerous” in the conclave voting, he was sitting next to his “great friend,” Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes “who comforted me.”

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