The Pastoral Gift of a Well-Prepared Death

“When the day of the funeral arrives, we can all allow ourselves to be fully immersed in the exquisite language and music of the funeral liturgy. A well-planned funeral creates a sacred container for us to be fully liberated from linear time (chronos) so that we can enter fully into God’s time (kairos).”

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Natural Spirituality

“Then the question comes, ‘What do you teach them?’ That is when I get the looks like I am absurd. Because I don’t teach them. They teach me. I grow more spiritually when I experience God through the eyes, ears, and minds of young people.”

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The Holy Gift of Access

“First, a caveat — like any other community, disabled people are not a monolith. Every member has their own relationship to their disabled identity. But it is a fact in my experience that many, many disabled people do not want to get rid of their disability.

If you haven’t heard this fact before, it’s understandable that you might feel resistance to believing it unconditionally. Please realize, as you read this article, that the resistance comes from the messages we’ve heard from our society and its systems of power.”

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Hearts Cracked Open: Creation Care Ministry

“We give up things to create a space in which we can crack our hearts open. To let God transform us. Creation Care’s activities are in the same vein. On their own, they aren’t going to solve anything, but they can change hearts and get us moving in the direction to heal our planet.”

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Meet the Staff Recital Singers

“Each of our St. John’s staff singers have such unique and beautiful vocal instruments. So I proposed the opportunity of planning a concert with them, and with excitement, we began planning!”

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Finding God

“Ever since moving to Minnesota six years ago, I have discovered so many places to be with God. Yes, God is present everywhere, but how wonderful it is that each of us can find God in our own unique ways.”

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