Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

Venerating relics of St. Pio

By Laurie Hallstrom A rare opportunity to venerate the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will be offered in the Diocese of Rapid City, September 28-29 (see schedule at right). It will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Known to many as Padre Pio, he was a priest who bore […]

Summit speaks to share powerful stories

Matt Loboda and his family from Phoenix, Ariz. He will speak at the Summit. (Courtesy photo) By Shawna Hanson Director of Stewardship   “A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way.” — Flannery O’Connor “A lost coin is found by means of a candle; the deepest truth is found […]

Black Elk canonization cause continues

  Fr. Luis Escalante, postulator from the Congregation for Causes of Saints, Rome, looks up from the diocesan history book, “We Walk by Faith.” (WRC photo)   On July 26, in Rapid City, a local committee organized for the canonization of Nicholas Black Elk, servant of God, convened. The group called Officials of the Inquiry met […]