Entries by West River Catholic

Instruction via the Two Roads by Nicholas Black Elk

Promoting the cause of Sainthood of Nicholas Black Elk      By Kathy Cordes, Diocesan Archivist Dating back to late 1800s, the Two Roads pictorial catechism, used by Nicholas Black Elk and other Native Catechists and Jesuits, depicted salvation history. A new acquisition to the archives, on loan from Deacon Bill White and his wife Terri, is […]

Evolution of a healing ministry

By Amy Julian In December, Carol Kling, the director of the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat of the Western Dakotas, needed to make a decision. The last two RV retreats had canceled due to a snowstorm, and then to Covid. “I was not going to let this retreat cancel,” she said. At a peak of Covid cases, […]

Chancellor Margaret Simonson retires

In the Fall of 1998, at her Office in the Douglas School District, Margaret Simonson was phoned by then-Vicar General, Msgr. Michael Woster. He shared with her that the chancellor position was open and asked if she was interested in being considered for it. After a long pause, she asked, “What is a chancellor?” He […]