Category Archives for "Community Contributors"

Feb 26

Give some, receive more

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

The experience of going on a mission trip means to give some, and receive more.  I was profoundly blessed by this ‘could never possibly give more than received’ experience when I traveled with a group of people, primarily from Our Lady of Victory Church (OLV) in Fergus Falls, to live and do work coordinated through […]

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Oct 21

Rainbow of hope

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Recently I was invited to attend a meeting of dialogue for people of different political persuasions for the purpose of understanding and finding areas of common ground. I did not respond immediately, only to receive a follow-up email saying they were still looking for participants, but they had enough people who considered themselves “blue” (liberal) […]

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Oct 13

No to violence, yes to peace

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

What I really want, dear reader, is to encourage you to watch the film, Romero, starring Raul Julia as Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who is to be canonized this weekend in Rome! Paulist priest, Bud Kieser, the indomitable producer of the film faced equally indomitable conditions as he searched for information and a […]

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Oct 12

The spirit is a movin’

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

The last five months have been a whirlwind, lots of moving. Moving from Kent to St. Cloud. Moving from parish ministry to diocesan ministry. Moving from pastoral associate to associate director of lay leadership formation. Moving from a well-established position to a brand-new position that I had no idea where it was heading. Moving. It […]

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Oct 10

Born to be Mission

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

“Mission”… In general, one may define the word mission as a task or goal in life that is driven with conviction.  How many times have you heard people talk about “being on a mission!”?  I can get behind that, but there is also so much more!!  What mission does God call us on?  Aren’t we […]

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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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