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Benedictine monk honored for digitally preserving ancient manuscripts

Benedictine monk honored for digitally preserving ancient manuscripts

| Susan Klemond | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gov. Tim Walz, along with the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Humanities Center, officially recognized Father Stewart Nov. 6 as the first Minnesotan to be named a Jefferson Lecturer.

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Digital Edition – November 7, 2019

Digital Edition – November 7, 2019

| November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amazon synod ends, Civilize It, World War II bomber, Restorative Justice, Finding ‘forever families’, National Vocations Awareness Week, Cistercian nuns, Papal chronicler, Catholic Young Adults: The Musical

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How can I step out of the ‘blame loop’?

How can I step out of the ‘blame loop’?

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have been really hurt by people in my life. But most of the bad stuff in my life is my fault. Still, I can’t stop blaming myself and blaming them for hurting me.

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Every brother’s hope: Jesus resurrection

Every brother’s hope: Jesus resurrection

| Father Michael Daly | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first reading’s narrative from the book of Maccabees this weekend of the martyrdom of seven brothers also contains sure testimony to belief in the resurrection.

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From Readers – November 7, 2019

From Readers – November 7, 2019

| November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leave the doors open
Jesus is present

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Beginning with the end in mind

Beginning with the end in mind

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The month of November begins with the Solemnity of All Saints, where we remember all God’s holy ones who were victors in the great contest of life and loved God with their whole heart, soul, mind and strength. These heroes, our brothers and sisters, are now experiencing in heaven the perfect joy for which our hearts long.

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Comenzando con el fin en mente

Comenzando con el fin en mente

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

El mes de noviembre comienza con la solemnidad de Todos los Santos, donde recordamos a todos los santos de Dios que fueron vencedores en la gran contienda de la vida y amaron a Dios con todo su corazón, alma, mente y fuerza. Estos héroes, nuestros hermanos y hermanas, están experimentando en el cielo la alegría perfecta por la que nuestros corazones anhelan.

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Grandma remembers: the secret of 90

Grandma remembers: the secret of 90

| Christina Capecchi | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s become a four-generation tradition to head south of the Twin Cities and take in a small-town celebration of fall. Our route winds between soaring bluffs and a shimmering lake. It feels like a narrow passageway, a tunnel back in time.

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Reel Hope videos highlight foster care children in need of permanent families

Reel Hope videos highlight foster care children in need of permanent families

| Debbie Musser | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kaycee Stanley and her husband, Pete, had decided on adoption to build their family. Specifically, adoption from foster care.

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Archbishop submits report on Crookston bishop

Archbishop submits report on Crookston bishop

| November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Under protocols issued this year by Pope Francis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda has submitted a report to the Congregation of Bishops in Rome regarding an allegation against Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston.

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The St. Paul Seminary turns 125

The St. Paul Seminary turns 125

| Christina Capecchi | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sometimes a lecture at The Saint Paul Seminary is so intense Patrick Hoeft carries his notes straight to the chapel to pray and process them.

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Monastic life allows drawing our will into God’s

Monastic life allows drawing our will into God’s

| Jessica Weinberger | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than 10 miles north of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, 22 contemplative Catholic nuns of the Cistercian Order live quietly on 112 acres of farmland. A set of renovated buildings and additions off an 1859 stone cottage make up Valley of Our Lady Monastery, where prayer, study and manual labor set the cadence for this cloistered, contemplative order.

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