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.
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.
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 ladies of the St. Peregrine mission group of Seven Dolors Parish in Albany have gathered monthly for the past 12 years to make quilts. But recently they embarked on a different mission, one they are very excited about.
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.
God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness.
“Faith is something where you know there are still question marks in your life but you kind of have that peace about you to do something bold,” Aaron Romportl said, after he proposed to Kayleigh Kloncz of Christ Our Light’s north campus in Princeton.
On April 13 and 14, the Regional V Encuentro will take place in Alexandria. It includes delegations from the U.S. church’s Region VIII, which covers all of Minnesota and North and South Dakota.