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At 800 years old, Dominican order still making mark

At 800 years old, Dominican order still making mark

| Susan Klemond | June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year, Dominicans are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of their tradition of preaching, prayer, study and community. The anniversary, celebrated from November 2015 through January 2017, commemorates the order’s establishment through two papal bulls.

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Father Northenscold: Giving one’s life to the Church just makes sense

Father Northenscold: Giving one’s life to the Church just makes sense

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

A thoughtful 26-year-old, Father Matthew Northenscold takes his time answering questions, pausing before replying, and, often with eyes closed, seemingly searches for just the right response.

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Father Tokashiki finds balance of work, contemplation in Pro Ecclesia Sancta order

Father Tokashiki finds balance of work, contemplation in Pro Ecclesia Sancta order

| Susan Klemond | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Father Adam Tokashiki, a member of Pro Ecclesia Sancta, encountered Christ as a high school student in Lima, Peru, in the early 2000s, quitting his punk rock band and cutting his long hair were just the beginning of a radical life redirection that culminated in his ordination to the priesthood 4,000 miles away in St. Paul on May 28.

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After ‘testing the Lord,’ priesthood promptings reign

After ‘testing the Lord,’ priesthood promptings reign

| June 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Father Joseph Zabinski remembers being mesmerized as a 4-year-old during Mass when the priest would hold up the host for consecration.

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Draw to priesthood came from seeing ‘regular guys’ strive for holiness

Draw to priesthood came from seeing ‘regular guys’ strive for holiness

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Mark Pavlak, 29, describes himself as a “regular Catholic guy.” With his parents, Reginald and Kathleen, and eight siblings — including a twin sister — he grew up in the parish-school community of St. Agnes in St. Paul. He enjoys reading, watching sports — especially Minnesota pro teams — and playing basketball and card games.

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‘Why be a priest?’ Once skeptical, Father McClellan now has his answer

‘Why be a priest?’ Once skeptical, Father McClellan now has his answer

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Father Michael McClellan was in grade school at Divine Mercy in Faribault, his mother would tell people she thought her son would be a priest someday.

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Once on track to be a doctor, Father Daly looks to heal souls

Once on track to be a doctor, Father Daly looks to heal souls

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Michael Daly seemed on his way to becoming a doctor and doing mission work in Honduras.

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Father Kowalczyk’s path to priesthood marked in road miles, slow steps

Father Kowalczyk’s path to priesthood marked in road miles, slow steps

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Kyle Kowalczyk admitted he has taken “slow steps” on his road to the priesthood.

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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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Bishop fields queries on vocations, jail time in Google Hangout

Bishop fields queries on vocations, jail time in Google Hangout

| November 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

For 50 minutes, Bishop Andrew Cozzens addressed topics ranging from whether one should date while discerning priesthood or consecrated life (he said usually no) to the role Mary plays in his spiritual life (he said a large one — he’s prayed the rosary almost daily since Jan. 1, 1992).

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Families highlight ways Christian vocations are lived out

Families highlight ways Christian vocations are lived out

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | November 5, 2015

The conclusion of the recent synod on the “vocation and mission of the family” seems to have led seamlessly into National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 1-7. While this annual event focuses specifically on promoting three particular vocations — the call to the diaconate, to consecrated life and to the priesthood — the week is designed to lead all of us into a deeper reflection on the Christian reality of vocation.

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Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The moment Bob Labat had been waiting for came when he walked into the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23 for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra. Pope Francis made the dream of thousands of Serra Club members come true, including Labat, who just ended his one-year term as president of the national council.

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