Guardian Angels News

Refugee Resettlement Update

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A blessed and joyful Christmas season was had by all in our two families! Now that we have two families to talk about and the Karen culture’s use of surnames is not like our American way, we often say Family#1 to mean Paw Say Wah (mom) and Kaw Du (dad) and their...

Seeing the good in others...

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

I know I have mentioned Krista Tippett before in this space – with her On Being media initiative and her Civil Conversations Project, she never fails to challenge me and inspire me. (If you’re not familiar with this, you can find out more at www.onbeing.org.)...

Sister Parish Update - Teustepe, Nicaragua

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

On the night of Epiphany, our team gathered for dinner and a call with our friend Elena in Nicaragua to share prayer and updates. We are trying again to negotiate a visit to Minnesota from leaders in Teustepe and should find out in the coming weeks what is possible. During...

Finding your compass

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

With another year ending and a new one about to begin, you might be thinking a bit about what this past year brought. Or perhaps what you’d hope for in the year to come. I know I spend time pondering this time of year, so this week, I invite you to spend some quiet time...

Making room for Christ

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

One of my favorite volumes on my bookshelf is a collection of readings for Advent and Christmas called Watch for the Light. It includes an essay by Dorothy Day called Room for Christ that I will steal an excerpt from here: It is no use saying that we are born two thousand...

Calling all history buffs!

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Volunteers are critical to grassroots preservation efforts. Are you looking for a way to help in a very hands-on way with our Guardian Angels History? Volunteer for one time, once per month or help lead the two-year stretch project! All of our volunteer positions require no...

The Wideness of God's Mercy

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

This week’s thought comes from Fr. Greg Boyle’s book, Barking to the Choir. You’ll get a chance to read it if you commit to the 8-week JustFaith group you heard about before all Masses last weekend. Fr. Greg is the founder of Homeboy Industries, a...

A Lesson from Dorothy Day

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

This past week, we celebrated the anniversary of the death of Blessed Dorothy Day. (On her way to sainthood, you know!) One of my favorite descriptions of Dorothy is that she challenged us all to live as if the Gospels were true. We are incredibly blessed to have...

HJH News

Posted by Trish Brokman on

We are a full house at Hope for the Journey Home. I think of the early 80's TV show called Full House and yes we are full! We have 7 families and 25 individuals. All these people make for active Friday and Saturday evenings in the house.  Santa came to visit on December 6 and kids...

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