This leader knows Benedictines. And leadership.

April 11, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully As the highest-ranking member of the Confederation of Benedictines, Abbot Primate Notker Wolf visits Benedictine communities around the world. He knows the characteristics of a Benedictine community, and St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, which he visited April 3-4, fit the bill. “Where Benedictines are, you have the typical…

Richmond robot heads to California for world competition

April 11, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Zeus can pick up balls, set them in goals, flip rings and dangle from a hanging bar. Zeus is not a person or a pet. Rather, he started as many pieces assembled and then programmed by fifth grade students at SS. Peter and Paul School in Richmond. “He’s…

Bishop Kettler asks for pastoral council’s input on Fortnight for Freedom

April 11, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In the midst of making rounds to parishes and schools around the St. Cloud Diocese, Bishop Donald Kettler is optimistic. “I travel around and I see alive parishes,” he told the Diocesan Pastoral Council at their April 5 meeting at St. Ann Church in Wadena. “Let’s build on…

Mass at county jail on Bishop Kettler’s Easter schedule

April 11, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully On the most important holiday for Christians, Bishop Donald Kettler hopes to give hope to the residents at the Stearns County Jail in St. Cloud. “I want to tell them that Jesus cares for them, loves them and wants them to be people of hope, even in their…

Bishop Kettler blesses new addition at St. John in Foley

March 28, 2014, edition With St. John’s pastor Father Daniel Walz, assisting, Bishop Donald Kettler dedicates and blesses Emmaus Trinity Center, the new addition to St. John Church in Foley, March 19. The building project, which includes a gathering space, handicapped accessible restrooms, additional classrooms for religious education and storage areas, was completed in January….

Mary Hinton named next St. Benedict president

March 28, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully From Newburgh, N.Y., to St. Joseph, Minn., Mary Hinton looks forward to embracing and supporting the mission of the College of St. Benedict. Hinton will become the 15th president of the College of St. Benedict in June, succeeding MaryAnn Baenninger who announced in October that she would step…

‘Risen’

Premier on St. Cloud stage of musical that tells the story of what happened after Jesus’ death March 28, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully An original, locally written production based on Jesus’ resurrection is set to hit the stage this April. Through dramatization and 21 songs, “Risen” tells the story of what happened after Jesus’…

Men of Integrity

Scenes from the St. Cloud Diocese’s annual Catholic Men’s Conference March 28, 2014, edition Photos by Paul Middlestaedt For The Visitor 1. Msgr. C. Eugene Morris from the Archdiocese of St. Louis addresses the audience gathered at St. John’s University March 15 for the conference, which was sponsored by the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family…