Weekly Reflections

Now You Are Christ’s Body…

Jun 8, 2023 Comments Off on Now You Are Christ’s Body…
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

I grew up in a faith-filled Norwegian Lutheran family in Brooklyn, New York. We attended church every week, hardly ever missed Sunday School class, and actively participated in the life…

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Receive the Holy Spirit

May 24, 2023 Comments Off on Receive the Holy Spirit
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

On Pentecost 2018, I had an unexpectedly profound experience during the celebration of the Eucharist. Fr. Bauer was the celebrant, and I was the Master of Ceremonies sitting next to…

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Help Keep Our Parish Strong

May 12, 2023 Comments Off on Help Keep Our Parish Strong
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

The Basilica of Saint Mary has been serving its parishioners and the Twin Cities community for over 100 years. Through inspiring liturgies and sacred art, transformative learning opportunities, the extension…

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Connecting to Our City

May 4, 2023 Comments Off on Connecting to Our City
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

Throughout the Eastertide season we have the opportunity to reflect on new life– in our church and in our community. This past Easter we had the highest attendance at Mass…

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That My Name May Be There For Ever

Apr 20, 2023 Comments Off on That My Name May Be There For Ever
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

The month of May is dedicated in a special way to Mary, the Mother of God, Mother of the Church, and Patroness of The Basilica. In the 167-page book The…

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Now What?

Apr 14, 2023 Comments Off on Now What?
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

I must admit that for most of my life, the best part of Lent was when it was over. This was mostly because I had survived the gauntlet of Church…

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Behold the Wood of the Cross

Mar 31, 2023 Comments Off on Behold the Wood of the Cross
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion inaugurates Holy Week. This is the time par excellence when Christians remember and celebrate the mystery of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.…

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Preserving The Basilica for All Generations

Mar 24, 2023 Comments Off on Preserving The Basilica for All Generations
February 25 @ 11:13 pm

Construction of the 1960s interstate freeway system adjacent to The Basilica mobilized parish leaders to action and they worked for recognition of The Basilica as a historic site. Former Basilica…

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