More than 30 foster children passed through the doors of Kathy and Tim Jones’ home in Clear Lake over the 10 years they served as licensed foster care providers. Although many have come and gone, each of them left an impression on their hearts.
Seven Catholic adults from around the Diocese of St. Cloud will be confirmed by Bishop Donald Kettler during the 5 p.m. Mass May 19, the vigil of Pentecost, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
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 of Little Falls. She received instruction there for nearly a dozen years.
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.
In his recently published apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis reminds us that everyone is called to holiness. We are all called to be saints.
Chantelle Frie strives to live her life and her faith without fear. Whenever something needs to be done in her parish of St. Mary’s in Upsala, she isn’t afraid to step up and give it a try, something she said is an inspiration from her favorite saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta.
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.
Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be dashed, and he urged Catholics during the month of May to pray the rosary for peace.
At the retreat center called Pacem in Terris, which means “Peace on Earth,” guests spend time alone with God, following Christ’s example of finding a place where he could be alone to pray.
The Alexandria gathering included people from the U.S. church’s Region VIII, which covers Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
About 350 students walked out of class at 10 a.m. April 11 at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. For 17 minutes they gathered in front of the main entrance holding signs and spending time in prayer, reading from Scripture, and in silence.