Documentary tells story of post-Katrina sisters

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

‘We Shall Not Be Moved: Catholic Sisters of New Orleans’ a film documenting the sisters rising from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina to continue their ministries will air at 5 a.m. Sept. 30 on KSTP-TV Channel 5. The film relates the motivations, struggles, soul-searching and decisions that six congregations made in the face of the destruction of Katrina in August 2005.

The program uses archival photos and materials, television footage of Katrina and the flood and interviews with the sisters. The Ursuline Sisters, the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans, the Marianites of Holy Cross, the Congregation of St. Joseph and the Society of St. Teresa (Teresian Sisters) are featured in the film. For more information, including a preview, visit

Pastor and principal skydive to raise funds for school

Holy Spirit principal Mary Adrian and Father Daniel Haugan jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet as part of a fundraiser for the St. Paul school. A school family donated the jump and school families and parishioners voted for the one they wanted to go. They voted by placing dollar bills in boxes marked for Father Haugan or Adrian. Father Haugan was named the winner at the school’s annual Night of Spirit auction, but the auctioneer asked if people wanted Adrian to jump, too, and more money was donated. The process raised nearly $10,000 for Holy Spirit School.

Principal Mary Adrian (shown) and Father Daniel Haugan jumped from a plane recently to raise funds for Holy Spirit School.

Marathon for Nonpublic Education set for Oct. 6

The annual statewide Marathon for Nonpublic Education is scheduled for Oct. 6. Since 1974, marathon events have given students, school families, faculty members and friends the opportunity to show their school pride and generate funds for school programs.

Typically, students solicit donations for walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, community clean-up events and service projects. The Knights of Columbus provide financial support for marathon activities across the state. For information, visit

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