Shrine profile: The St. Cloud Shrine

Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Year of Mercy beginning Dec. 8, 2015 and ending Nov. 20, 2016. Bishop Donald Kettler has designated several shrines and churches in the Diocese of St. Cloud as pilgrimage sites for this Holy Year. Each of the five shrines will be profiled in upcoming issues. This series begins with The […]

Let’s talk about Laudato Si’ – Chapter 1: “What is Happening to Our Common Home?”

A continuing conversation on the care of our common home Pope Francis penned his encyclical, “Laudato Si’” for “every person living on the planet” not only to read but also to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.”  In an effort to keep the conversations going, The Visitor is pleased to announce […]

Laudato Si’ study guide Chapter 2: ‘The Gospel of Creation’

Pope Francis wrote his encyclical, “Laudato Si’” for “every person living on the planet” not only to read but also to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” In an effort to keep the conversations going, The Visitor is publishing a six-part faith formation series in which guest writers help to “unpack” […]

Laudato Si’ study guide – Chapter 3: The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis

Pope Francis wrote his encyclical, “Laudato Si’” for “every person living on the planet” not only to read but also to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” In an effort to keep the conversations going, The Visitor is publishing a six-part faith formation series in which guest writers help to “unpack” […]

Laudato Si’ study guide – Chapter 5: Lines of Approach and Action

Pope Francis wrote his encyclical “Laudato Si’” for “every person living on the planet” not only to read but also to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” In an effort to keep the conversations going, The Visitor is publishing a six-part faith formation series in which guest writers help to “unpack” […]

Laudato Si’ study guide – Chapter 4: Integral Ecology

Pope Francis wrote his encyclical, “Laudato Si’” for “every person living on the planet” not only to read but also to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” In an effort to keep the conversations going, The Visitor is publishing a six-part faith formation series in which guest writers help to “unpack” […]

Laudato Si’ study guide – Chapter 6: Ecological Education and Spirituality

Pope Francis wrote his encyclical “Laudato Si’” for “every person living on the planet” not only to read but also to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” In an effort to keep the conversations going, The Visitor is publishing a six-part faith formation series in which guest writers help to “unpack” […]