Sep 20

You say tomato, I say tomato

By From the Heart | Rita Meyer | Making it Real

Our garden was a good producer this year. Heck, it’s still going strong, what am I talking about?!?  These days the tomatoes are taking center stage. Note to self for next year – plant more Roma’s and less of the smaller varieties. Picking the cherry, grape, plum and pear tomatoes is time consuming! And, folks […]

Sep 02

A Taste of Mexico

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Summers are a busy time of year for everybody, and that also includes seminarians. Whether we are working a job for the summer, helping out with Totus Tuus and Vocations Camps, or serving patients in hospital ministry, we definitely keep busy. This summer in particular, Patrick Hoeft, Brady Keller, David Trout, and I (Tom Skaja) […]

Aug 31

Gathering Lemons

By From the Heart | Sarah Heidelberger | Hearth and Homestead

We’ve all heard the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” right? We also all know how sometimes life takes you unexpected places. That’s kind of how our summer unfolded. We dubbed it “The Summer of Lemons”. It really wasn’t a catastrophic event that came our way, but instead a measure of disappointments, hurts, […]

Aug 21

Surprised by God, a vocation story

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Have you ever been surprised? I have…sometimes by joy, sometimes by grief. Among life’s unexpected happenings, being surprised by God has opened me to experiences and perspectives I could have never even imagined. Here are a few musings from my journey of discernment, seeking peace and purpose in my life. Born in Forest Lake, Minnesota, […]

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