Dianne Towalski

Dianne is a photographer and videographer for The Catholic Spirit. You can email her at towalskid@archspm.org.

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Seven men ordained transitional deacons

Seven men ordained transitional deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven men were ordained transitional deacons May 7 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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NE Minneapolis celebrates beatification with prayer, party

NE Minneapolis celebrates beatification with prayer, party

| May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Genna Lizakowski and Adam Kostanecki, members of the Polish folk dance group, Chabry, comprised of teens, performs May 1 at Pope John Paul II School in northeast Minneapolis to mark the beatification of the school’s namesake.

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Carry the Cross

Carry the Cross

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dan Huschke, a member of St. Hubert in Chanhassen, walks in front of the Planned Parenthood building on Ford Parkway in St. Paul April 22 (Good Friday) carrying a wooden cross during the annual Carry the Cross of Abortion prayer vigil.

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Good Friday Vigil

Good Friday Vigil

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father James Livingston, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, reads scripture and a meditation April 22 during the annual day-long Carry the Cross of Abortion prayer vigil outside the Planned Parenthood building on Ford Parkway in St. Paul.

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Sweet sounds of music

Sweet sounds of music

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Talia Simonett, a sixth-grader, and fifth-grader Christian Sanderson, both students at St. John’s School in Hopkins, perform the song, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” during a rehearsal for the school’s production of “The Sound of Music” March 23.

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Celebrating St. Maron

Celebrating St. Maron

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Msgr. Sharbel Maroun, pastor of St. Maron in Minneapolis, exchange greetings after a Divine Liturgy at the church Feb. 13 celebrating the feast day of St. Maron and the 1,600th anniversary of the saint’s death.

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March sendoff

March sendoff

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

After a send-off Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul Jan. 21, youth and chaperones from around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis loaded buses headed for the national March for Life Jan. 24 in Washington D.C.

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Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ligaya Carlos, president of the Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans of the Twin Cities, dances with the Sinulog Dancers during a Mass to celebrate the feast of Santo Niño at Guardian Angels in Oakdale Jan. 16.

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Créches from around the world

Créches from around the world

| December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit in the Basilica of St. Mary’s Pope John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall features créches from around the world. Below is a short tour of just 8 of the many crèches in the exhibit with as much information as is known about each provided by Johan van Parys, director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts at the Basilica.

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A blessing

A blessing

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

After celebrating Mass Dec. 8 on the feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Archbishop John Nienstedt blessed a replica of Michelangelo’s famous statue, the Pieta. The original Pieta sits in a side chapel inside St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

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Celebrating a partnership

Celebrating a partnership

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Visiting youth from Jesucristo Resucitado parish in San Felix, Venezuela danced with youth from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis during the 40th anniversary celebration of the archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission

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Answering call of the Wild

Answering call of the Wild

| September 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Peter Best, a 10th-grader at Benilde-St. Margaret School in St. Louis Park, presented Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom with his new mask for the coming season Sept. 18 at the Xcel Energy Center.

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