Together in Spirit

October 2021 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

October 2021 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Called to the Priesthood

Posted by Anne Serwe on 10/18/21

“The priest of a church used to come to a hermit to consecrate the Eucharist for him so that he could receive it. But someone else visited the hermit and said evil things about that priest.  The next time the priest came to consecrate as usual the hermit was ... Read More »

Retired Priests Continue to Serve

Posted by Anne Serwe on 10/11/21

In the most recent issue of the Catholic Spirit there was a feature about 10 recently retired priests of the Archdiocese.  The greatest surprise to me as I read their stories was how many of these men had been educated in the seminary with me! In so many ways ... Read More »

Synod - A Time for Visioning

Posted by Anne Serwe on 10/04/21

In 1840 the bishop of Dubuque Iowa sent Father Lucien Galtier north, up the Mississippi, to the town of Pig’s Eye (later known as Saint Paul) in the territory of Minnesota. At that time the diocese of Dubuque included all of Minnesota, North and South Dakota and half of ... Read More »


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