Pilgrimage site profile: St. Benedict’s Monastery — Sacred Heart Chapel

Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Year of Mercy beginning Dec. 8, 2015, and ending Nov. 20, 2016. In addition to designating shrines within the St. Cloud Diocese as places of pilgrimage, Bishop Donald Kettler has encouraged parishioners to pray with the diocese’s religious communities during this Holy Year of Mercy. The Visitor introduced a pilgrimage […]

Grant will help Albany school families receive a Catholic education

Holy Family School in Albany was recently awarded a $10,250 grant for the 2016-2017 academic year from the Kremer Foundation in Naples, Florida. “Families with young children have many financial challenges today,” said Bonnie Massmann, Holy Family’s principal. “Making the decision to choose a Catholic school should be available to every Catholic family, regardless of […]

Summer camps for youth to be hosted by Vocation Office, religious communities

•  The Vocation Office of the St. Cloud Diocese invites boys from grades seven through 10 to attend one of three vocation camps. They are from June 13-15 in Battle Lake, June 20-22 in Avon and July 11-13 in Big Lake. Daily activities include morning and evening prayer, presentations, vocation stories, breakout sessions, adoration, confession, […]

Pilgrimage site profile: St. Clare’s Monastery

Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Year of Mercy, beginning Dec. 8, 2015, and ending Nov. 20, 2016. In addition to designating shrines within the St. Cloud Diocese as places of pilgrimage, Bishop Donald Kettler has encouraged parishioners to pray with the diocese’s religious communities during this Holy Year of Mercy. The Visitor introduced a pilgrimage […]