Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat will host a Magnificat workshop featuring Sister Linda Koontz on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 210 Division St., Walker. Friday’s workshop will begin at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with workshop starting at 9 a.m. Cost of the workshop, with meals included, is $25. Sister Koontz has been a sister of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary since 1960. She spent eight years teaching religion in Washington State before being led by the Lord into her dynamic ministry. In 1971, after having experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in her life, she began serving full-time in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal with great faith-filled power. Sister Koontz has truly gone “out to the entire world” to share the Good News. She has ministered with powerful gifts of knowledge and healing in numerous countries. Always present in her ministry is the life-giving Word of God bringing renewal to the hearts and minds of all who hear her. At the present time, Sister Koontz is based in El Paso, Texas, and ministers to the poorest of the poor in Juarez, Mexico, through the outreach “The Spirit of the Lord International Mission.” Evangelization, healing, and zealous love for the poor are the gifts that she brings to the body of Christ. She is a well-known evangelist, preacher, and teacher of God’s Word. Magnificat officials say the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which St. Paul encourages us to “eagerly desire” (1 Corinthians 14:1) are well manifested in Sister Koontz’s ministry. Don’t miss the opportunity to praise and worship God and to listen to what the Lord is saying through Sister Koontz.To make reservations, send a check to Lorri Henning 3080 20th Ave. N.W.; Hackensack, MN 56452. If you have questions, call Henning at (218) 682-233 or Jean Bauerly (218) 547-3111.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary hosted its 8th annual fall picnic on Saturday, Sept. 7. All paper products, cups, and utensils were compostable for a zero-waste party. Parish members and friends enjoyed a delicious Italian meal, and kids of all ages enjoyed games, a bouncy house, face painting, a photo booth, and music. What a fun way to say hello to fall and enjoy great fellowship!
The College of St. Scholastica will host a free public discussion on theological lessons from the Catholic church’s abuse scandal. Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D, will present “Hard Lessons from the Catholic Abuse Scandal: Theological Consequences for a Church in Crisis” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The sexual abuse crisis has long-term consequences, not only on the victims and survivors of abuse, but also on the theological standing and balance of the Catholic Church throughout the world. Faggioli’s lecture will examine the consequences of the abuse crisis on different theological disciplines, with particular attention to the history of the Catholic Church, liturgy, ecclesiology, and church-state relationships. Faggioli is a professor in the department of theology and religious studies at Villanova University (Philadelphia) and a contributing writer for Commonweal magazine. He received his doctorate in religious history from the University of Turin in 2002. His books and articles have been published in eight languages.
The Damiano Center is still selling prints of the watercolor painting of the San Damiano Church in Assisi, Italy, by Bishop Paul Anderson. If you are interested in supporting the mission of the Damiano Center, please contact Seth Currier, executive director of the center at [email protected] or (218) 336-1030.