Tag: St. Paul

St. Peter Claver celebrates 125 years

St. Peter Claver celebrates 125 years

| November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Today, the parish has about 700 families from 90 ZIP codes. As a canonically-designated “national parish,” it’s responsible for black Catholics “east of the Mississippi River,” said Father Erich Rutten, St. Peter Claver’s pastor.

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Religious brother strives to emulate fellow Franciscan

Religious brother strives to emulate fellow Franciscan

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While in his early 20s living in a discernment house near Denver, Colorado, a friend’s picture of the bald-headed, bearded Capuchin Franciscan caught Brother Richardson’s attention. He soon came to revere Father Casey, who’ll be beatified Nov. 18 in Detroit.

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WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simon Velasquez of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul can’t tell you off the top of his head how tall he is. But, he can say this: He was small enough to fit neatly inside a ball turret on a B-17 bomber during World War II.

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False alarm: St. Catherine public safety officer shot himself

False alarm: St. Catherine public safety officer shot himself

| September 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

A day after a reported shooting incident shook the St. Catherine University campus, the St. Paul Police found the shooter, an unlikely suspect.

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St. Catherine University public safety officer shot

St. Catherine University public safety officer shot

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

A St. Catherine University public safety officer suffered a gunshot wound in the shoulder Sept. 12 in St. Paul.

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Catholics to meet at Basilica following National Black Catholic Congress

Catholics to meet at Basilica following National Black Catholic Congress

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty-six people from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were among more than 2,000 who attended the 12th National Black Catholic Congress July 6-9 in Orlando.

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Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Working with women who’ve been trafficked can take a toll on those who hear their stories and try to help them rebuild their lives. That’s why staff members from two Minnesota organizations that work with victims of sex trafficking and other violent crimes gathered at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul June 2-3 for a necessary break.

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Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy Utoft, who for the last two years has served on the board of directors for Abria Pregnancy Resources in St. Paul, was recently named its executive director.

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Religious sisters seek to promote consecrated life in new project

Religious sisters seek to promote consecrated life in new project

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Carolyn Puccio said her role will be promoting the life and work of local religious sisters year-round — especially to young women — and partnering with appropriate representatives to expand the project’s outreach.

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Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation

Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation

| Michael Kassner | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Palm Sunday, parishioners walked into Assumption in St. Paul more than a little curious. After nearly two years of avoiding scaffolding and painting equipment — and enduring all the other inconveniences that renovating a church’s sanctuary entails — the wait was over.

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International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music

International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the CMAA, the colloquium is “the largest and most in-depth teaching conference and retreat on sacred music in the world.”

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Former Lutheran finds answer to life’s ‘So what?’ in Catholicism

Former Lutheran finds answer to life’s ‘So what?’ in Catholicism

| May 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

He grew up Lutheran in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, not involved in church life, but watching its televised service every Sunday. Then, a car accident left his mother, Janette, in a coma for two weeks followed by extensive rehabilitation, so she could relearn how to walk and talk. It was an adjustment for the family, Father Quail said.

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