Teens hope to build relationships on mission trip to Mexico

By Dianne Towalski The Visitor Stephanie Jimenez and Esmeralda Mancilla will experience Easter in Mexico this year. The two Catholic high school seniors from central Minnesota will spend 10 days there, but it won’t be a vacation. Jimenez and Mancilla are traveling to Mexico March 19 with Mayuli Bales, director of the Office of Multicultural…

Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Kristi Anderson For The Visitor Crowd gathers at St. John’s to dance, sing and pray in honor of the patroness of the Americas Bells, beads, feathers and shells adorned the colorful costumes of Latino dancers who performed for more than 600 people at a Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 14 at St….

All invited to festive celebration honoring ‘patroness of the Americas’

By Dianne Towalski The Visitor Organizers of this year’s diocesan Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration are hoping to draw more than 500 people to the event. “It’s not just Our Lady of Guadalupe for the Mexicans,” said Mayuli Bales, director of the Diocese of St. Cloud’s Office of Multicultural Ministries. “That’s something that we really…