Guardian Angels News

Lent - Living in the Light

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Have you decided what you will do to mark the Lenten season yet? In recent years I have bounced back and forth between giving something up or taking something on – sometimes I try to do one of each. On Ash Wednesday I settled on something we have talked about at staff meetings now and...

March Food Share Month Continues

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Our parish has a long tradition of marking March Food Share Month with an increased drive to stock our area food shelves. We are off to a good start but still need your help. Please take a bit of extra time to shop for non-perishable food items and personal care products...

The Power of Community

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You may have seen notes in our parish bulletin about GA Responds, our parish team that is working on a multi-faceted approach to the scandal of abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. As the staff liaison to the team, I am continually both in awe of and blessed by...

Looking for a Bit of Light

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When someone holds a view that’s very different than your own, the temptation is to say whatever you can to convince them of their error – if only they had the facts, you reason, they would change their minds! Truth is, many studies of human behavior have...

Reflections on Martin Luther King , Jr. Day

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I either engage in some service activity that speaks to his legacy or watch a movie or read a book that challenges me in some way to remember all that he brought to our world. This year, I watched a documentary about the 1963 March on...

Deep Communion: We Are All Connected

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Sometimes in this space I share comments or conversations had with parishioners about the justice and outreach work we share here at Guardian Angels. This past week, I had a great dialogue with a newer parishioner about the meaning of the word, “solidarity,” and...

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...

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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

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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...

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