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A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A young woman walked down the aisle on her wedding day wondering if she was making the right decision. Getting closer to the altar, she saw a statue of the Infant of Prague, its message inviting her to choose her destiny: “If you love me, come follow me.” In a silent response she prayed, “I’m going to go ahead with this, but give me a daughter who’ll be a nun.” Before saying “I do,” she amended her request: “No, make it two.”

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Gift of self is foundational to married, celibate vocations

Gift of self is foundational to married, celibate vocations

| Sister Candace Fier, ISSM | July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

God in his plan of love and wisdom has created man and woman for communion. As human beings we find our fulfillment in giving and receiving love.

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Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through its first 20 years, scores of couples who worked at or attended the annual block party at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis have gone on to wed. Here’s the story of one of the couples that the Basilica Block Party brought together.

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Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

21st annual music event features top bands while preserving the landmark church, supporting works of charity and even spawning marriage proposals.

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From Frogtown to Godtown

From Frogtown to Godtown

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Geu Vu and Khmasy Yang stood over two vats of boiling oil under a tent in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul Church in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood June 13. The two men were frying the spring rolls women of the parish had been filling all morning. Just after 3 p.m., the first pans of food came out for the party. The Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Hmong parish had invited their neighbors for a Hmong Summer Festival.

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Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

| June 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Creating mosaics are a form of prayer for Kathy Mellin Grubbs, a St. Paul artist who shares about her devotion to Mary and how she incorporates her faith into her art.

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Mary in mosaics on exhibit at Basilica of St. Mary

Mary in mosaics on exhibit at Basilica of St. Mary

| June 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

“Solace” is one of the works in an exhibit of the art of Kathy Mellin Grubbs, “Mary in Mosaics,” running through July 12 in a gallery in the lower level of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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8 new priests ordained in St. Paul

8 new priests ordained in St. Paul

| May 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

A packed Cathedral of St. Paul celebrated ordination day of what was called “a dynamic group” of new priests.

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The meaning of human sexuality

The meaning of human sexuality

| Betsy Kneepkens for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ incarnation proclaimed that matter matters. If we could step out of creation and let go of our inclinations, I believe we could easily see the mastery of our created universe — a harmony ordered by our Creator, with a diversity that tickles our intellect and a purpose that points us to him.

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Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember those who served

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New home in the works for the homeless in St. Paul

New home in the works for the homeless in St. Paul

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis launched a $40 million capital campaign for a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center that would house, shelter and care for homeless people in St. Paul in a more dignified way than on mats on the floor as they do now at Dorothy Day.

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10 tips for keeping Catholic in college

10 tips for keeping Catholic in college

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Campus ministers offer 10 tips for college-bound Catholics

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