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RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY: NO ROOM FOR EXCLUSION

Hospitality is at the heart and core of what the Church is called to be and to do.  Hospitality is where all of theory is placed into practice.  To see Christ in my neighbor and to be Christ to my neighbor is the high calling to which we are drawn as resurrection people Hospitality is […]

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GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: Issues of Aging

Dr. Steve Arnold  former chaplain at St. Anthony Health Center and Chandler Place Assisted Living, and, Spiritual Director through  Pivot Point Ministries (pivotpointministries.org),  would like to offer a Group Spiritual Direction opportunity, concentrating on transitions of aging.  The group, for those 50 and older, will focus on listening prayer.  Each session will be two hours http://www.cialispharmaciefr24.com/cialis-fiable-sur-internet/ in length, and viagra […]

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THE LENTEN PILGRIMAGE: SPIRITUAL CHANGE AND TRANSITION

LENT 2015, in the Western Church, begins on February 18.  The season of Lent is a gift offered in the life of the Church, inviting the individual to take a 40 day retreat for reflection and renewal.  The busyness of contemporary life has made it difficult to engage in the Lenten gift, but it can […]

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MINISTRY PARTNERS:

Mr. SAM RAHBERG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BENEDICTINE CENTER OF THE ST. PAUL MONASTERY, MAPLEWOOD, MN Spiritual Direction (or Spiritual Companion, as I prefer to describe the relationship) is a very personal relationship.  In choosing a spiritual director, the Holy Spirit leads one to a person who becomes the special companion for the journey at that time.  […]

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Walking Through Lent With a Spiritual Companion

There is a rhythm to the Christian journey that invites one to solitude and invites one to community.  Both are necessary in the shaping and forming that God offers through God’s Word.   Solitude offers the time of quietness that allows one to lean in and truly hear God’s voice in answer to prayer and […]

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