Choosing a leader is not a quick process, but it is one of preparation, discernment and prayer to identify the gifts and areas of growth one sister can bring to the leadership role for the community.
Fasting in Lent, along with prayer and almsgiving, is a way of “deepening our spiritual life,” Pope Francis says in his 2017 Lenten message.
It’s not the failures that count. Rather, what counts is the repenting and getting back up to live a life transformed by Christ.
Q: Every year as Lent approaches I think about what I should be doing during this holy season, maybe something new. Do you have any suggestions? A: How about serving as an ambassador for Christ? The Eucharist of Ash Wednesday reminds us of our call to serve as ambassadors as we hear St. Paul telling […]
To complain to God in moments of doubt and fear like Abraham did is not something bad but rather is a form of prayer that requires the courage to hope beyond all hope, Pope Francis said.
Q. Lately, I find myself asking quite a bit from God — perhaps too much. I ask for things for myself, since my own life has fallen a bit off course — as well as for friends and family members, some of whom have serious health problems. I make sure to thank God for the […]
Twenty-seven community members walked solemnly down the center aisle of the church, placing a candle in the sanctuary to mark each year the Wetterlings waited for their son to come home.
Retirement has given the 89-year-old Pope Benedict what he describes as the gift of silence to enter more deeply into prayer.
The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls and the Benedictine sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery hosted camps.
I have wondered, “What can I do — what can we do — as a Catholic community in central Minnesota to honor the memory of the victims and to be instruments of mercy and peace in our world?”