Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

What’s your pandemic story?

    Preserving a Catholic Community By Kathy Cordes, Diocesan Archivist Has your prayer life strengthened? Has your family bonded like never before? Have you watched Mass at your parish on social media? A few of our greatest blessings during our quarantine time — priests on social media, Mass and being able to watch multiple […]

Stewardship: The theology of weeds

    It felt good to get out into my flower beds this weekend. As I was pulling up weeds, doing a little pruning and planting pots of annuals, I thought about all of the spiritual lessons I have learned over the years in the garden. Weeds have taught me a lot. When my children […]

Jesus is still hearing our prayers

Last fall, I would often find on the GroupMe App for the Newman Rocksquad, “I am praying night prayer at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.; would anyone like to join me?” I would always try to say yes to this and join the students for night prayer. These invitations led us to begin offering a […]

Difference between an Archive and a museum: The Heritage Center

Red Cloud Indian School students engage in object based learning through observation and interaction with The Heritage Center’s exhibits and permanent collection. Archive: A collection of historical documents or artifacts. Museum: A place that has displays for people to come and view historical documents and artifacts. Many museums can be considered archives, but an archive […]

Generations have risen to call his name Blessed — The Fruits of Fr. Columban

Fr. Columban Bregenzer, OSB Preserving a Catholic Community By Kathy Cordes, Diocesan Archivist Interview with the Very Reverend Fr. Columban Bregenzer, OSB, VG, on August 12, 1941, titled Easter Sick Call.  Some license was taken to correct grammar, terminology and it includes two interviews.  In his own words, “the following story illustrates the difficulties under […]