Youth speaker strives to be ‘faith horticulturist’

Mike Patin was the main presenter for the diocesan Senior High Youth Rally Oct. 30 at St. John’s University in Collegeville. Patin — a national speaker and retreat leader, author, youth ministry leader and adjunct faculty member at the Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology in New Orleans — recently spent several days in the St. Cloud Diocese to lead presentations for youth, young adults, parents, faith formation teachers, youth ministers and parish staff members.

Three new novels for youth

“Through My Eyes” by Tammy Wilson, Illustration by Jill Dubbeldee Kuhn; Beaver’s Pond Press; February 2016; 120 pp; $15.95 “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys; Philomel Books; February 2016; 400 pp; $18.99 “Raymie Nightingale” by Kate DiCamillo; Candlewick Press; April 2016; 272 pp; $16.99 By Ann Jonas Three recently published novels for youth offer […]