Maria Wiering

Maria is the editor of The Catholic Spirit and publications manager of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can email her at wieringm@archspm.org.

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Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the five decades Sister Kathleen Mary Kiemen has been a religious sister, her work has included teaching, parish ministry and environmental activism. For a time, she also helped fellow members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame transition successfully from working to retirement.

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Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecting “Night of Silence” with “Silent Night” gives the piece a “sense of nostalgia and a connection with our past and a connection with our tradition and where we’ve been,” Kantor said. “It takes … ‘Silent Night’ and breaks it open and makes it new again by redirecting people to that time in the liturgical year that precedes Christmas.”

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Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new Church year, and for some Catholic families, the liturgical “New Year” is tied to special traditions at home.

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Retired priest ‘laicized’

Retired priest ‘laicized’

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Richard Jeub, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1966, has been dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, according to a Nov. 29 statement from the archdiocese.

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Archdiocesan Latino ministry director wins national CRS award

Archdiocesan Latino ministry director wins national CRS award

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The award recognizes the efforts of CRS partners within Hispanic ministry across the country for their support and promotion of CRS’ resources, programs and mission.

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WorldLegacy refurbishes playground at St. Helena school

WorldLegacy refurbishes playground at St. Helena school

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

WorldLegacy raised funds and coordinated community efforts to add a new playground structure, basketball and pickleball courts, and asphalt games at the Minneapolis school Nov. 3-5.

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Holy Family High School receives $100,000 gift for STEAM program

Holy Family High School receives $100,000 gift for STEAM program

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Holy Family High School in Victoria received a $100,000  endowment from Strom Engineering in Minnetonka that it will use to help its science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) program.

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U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The concert’s director is connecting the uncertainty, fear and hope of incarcerated mothers to another mother who may have experienced similar emotions 2,000 years ago, when she was preparing to give birth to the Messiah.

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Fire damages historic Catholic school building in Jordan

Fire damages historic Catholic school building in Jordan

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. John the Baptist Principal Courtney Bierlein said that the school is grateful that the building was unoccupied and not greatly damaged, but that the fire still caused staff and students to reflect on their ties to the site.

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Teens injured when bus bound for retreat overturns

Teens injured when bus bound for retreat overturns

| November 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

-age students from a Burnsville parish overturned Saturday morning while traveling to a retreat.

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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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St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My mom and my dad each taught me about the way of the cross,” and that it should be embraced with joy, because it is closely connected to the resurrection, Molla said. 

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