Tag: St. Francis

Palestinian Catholic, modeling St. Francis, cares for abused animals

Palestinian Catholic, modeling St. Francis, cares for abused animals

| Judith Sudilovsky | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

God gives everyone a mission, Diana George Babish said as she fielded a phone call about a dog who had been shot in Hebron. The mission God gave her is to take care of the abused and abandoned animals in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, she said.

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Making peace with ‘Sister’

Making peace with ‘Sister’

| Liz Kelly | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

You know you’ve crossed some mystical threshold in aging or illness the moment that water aerobics begins to look, well … appealing. I confess, I crossed that threshold about a year ago.

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‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

| Chris Byrd | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scores of books and films were produced about St. Francis of Assisi prior to Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s 2013 election as pope, the first one to take the name Pope Francis.

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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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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The fog and the mystics

The fog and the mystics

| John Garvey | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why is it that saints and mystics are shrouded in fog when they approach God? An anonymous 14th-century English mystic called it “the cloud of unknowing.”

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Puppy love, whale watching and St. Francis

Puppy love, whale watching and St. Francis

| Christina Capecchi | October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Across the country, young married couples have settled on the perfect preparation for parenthood: a puppy.

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From hamsters to horses, all are blessed at St. Joseph in Rosemount

From hamsters to horses, all are blessed at St. Joseph in Rosemount

| October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph parish in Rosemount celebrated the feast of St. Francis Oct. 1 with a blessing of pets. St. Francis was known for his love of the natural world. He is the patron saint of animals and his feast day is Oct. 4.

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