Tag: Nature

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

| Susan Klemond | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The statue, accompanied by a carved owl, is giving the couple, parishioners at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, the opportunity to tell neighbors, dog walkers and others passing their Smith Avenue home about the 13th-century Italian saint, whom some don’t recognize.

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Outdoor retreats affirm participants’ human dignity and divine image

Outdoor retreats affirm participants’ human dignity and divine image

| Jessica Weinberger | July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

With no electricity or plumbing, the remote cabin experience forced Jen Messing, now 43, to venture into the wilderness. In the quiet stillness of northern Minnesota, she tuned into the wind blowing through the trees, the waves crashing on the shore, and God’s voice.

“That was my first time remembering what it was like to really pray,” she said.

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Catholics called to communion with animals, nature

Catholics called to communion with animals, nature

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

In both the natural world and in belief in faith, death is not in vain, Fordham theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson said. “God is there with the promise of something more.”

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Sharing the truth with others requires love, compassion

Sharing the truth with others requires love, compassion

| Father James Liekhus | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a debate taking place in our society over the very nature of the human person. This debate manifests itself in many ways, most recently in the definition of marriage and in our sexual identity as male and female. As Catholics, it is important that we understand the truth that the Church teaches about our human nature so that we can share this truth with others, doing so always with love and compassion.

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Cold hands, young heart: the wonder of winter

Cold hands, young heart: the wonder of winter

| Christina Capecchi | January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just when you think you’ve seen everything — every lion hugging human, every shark-eluding seal —the World Wide Web churns out a picture that makes you stare.

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