Kendra Sobania began playing the violin when she was just 5 years old. Her mother, Monique Sobania, encouraged her daughter to take lessons at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls, a ministry sponsored by the Franciscan sisters. Now she will perform a benefit concert for the center June 3 in Little Falls.
Every year, The Visitor contacts a sampling of parishes with graduating seniors in the Diocese of St. Cloud, as well as Cathedral High School and St. John’s Preparatory School, and asks them to nominate students to profile in our Salute to Grads section. The students who were nominated are featured here.
Thomas Burnford, president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, spoke May 3 at the Breakfast with the Bishop fundraiser held at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The annual event raises funds for the Catholic Schools Student Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of St. Cloud that assists Catholic school students in grades one through eight.
Brother Seraphim Wirth was ordained a transitional deacon for his community, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace May 12 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
Members of mission groups from around the diocese gathered for the fifth annual Diocesan Mission Rally April 26 at St. Joseph Church in Clarissa.
We’ve all heard them — inspiring stories of the Holy Spirit intervening in the lives of ordinary people and causing extraordinary outcomes. In the Bible, these events are called miracles. And, yes, they still happen today.
The moms’ group at St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring decided to make Mother’s Day about helping other mothers this year.
The Diocesan Pastoral Council met April 28 at St. Benedict Church in Avon, where members heard a presentation from St. John’s School of Theology professor Barbara Sutton; diocesan director of planning Brenda Kresky; and diocesan director of human resources Bailey Ziegler.
Father Alexander Ludwig, 84, died April 26 at Grand Arbor Senior Living Community in Alexandria. He had served as a priest of the diocese for nearly 60 years.
Catholics across the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty at home and abroad during “Serving Others in God’s Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018,” which begins on June 22, the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, and ends on June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.