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Watch: The Saint Paul Seminary’s 2023 trip to the Holy Land

Each January, Saint Paul Seminary seminarians preparing for ordination to the transitional diaconate make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to be formed by the places so important to salvation history and divine revelation.
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‘Your suffering is not meaningless’: A message of hope when dealing with pain

On Jan. 14, Heidi Keiser — a devout Catholic, wife, mother of five and parishioner at the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Delano, Minnesota — passed away at the age of 43. According to Keiser’s CaringBridge site, before severe effects of toxic shock syndrome and a Group A strep infection claimed her life, she …

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What is a deacon in the Catholic Church?

If you've ever wondered what the difference between a transitional or permanent deacon is -- or weren't even aware there is such a thing -- you're not alone. Here is an explainer on the diaconate, a crucial but oft-overlooked facet of the Catholic sacrament of Holy Orders.
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How the seminary ensures happy, holy, healthy priests

Seminarians at The Saint Paul Seminary attend a weekly formation program. This formation is intended to help them grow deeper with their peers in learning and discussing selected topics. Along with that seminarians take part in evaluations throughout the year.
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‘A witness of a true pastor’: Parishioners share stories of how Bishop-elect Izen impacted their lives

Whether it is knowing the name's of parishioners, showing up to the parish men's weekly basketball game, or greeting the the children as they walk into St. Croix Catholic Elementary School in Stillwater, Bishop-elect Michael John Izen is always present to the community he serves.
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Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: Best of 2022

A look back at some of the top conversations and moments on the Joyful Catholic Leaders Show during 2022.
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