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Laurie Russell Pickert
July 24, 2021

• God’s “in” his heaven, and all is right in my world

Laurie Russell Pickert

We’re spending the week in “God’s Country” – an informal nickname for the part of Minnesota where I grew up. I guess people call this God’s Country because it feels so far away, and there are definitely more trees than people. I know it’s not heaven, but it does make me feel close to God […]

July 12, 2021

• Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Laurie Russell Pickert

ST STAN’S IS SPONSORING A MOBILE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC On Monday, August 2 from 12pm to 3pm St. Stan’s is hosting a community mobile vaccine clinic. The COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered on a bus that has been made into a mobile vaccination clinic. The special bus has all the same equipment […]

July 8, 2021

• Blog: Gardens, rabbits, and spirituality

Laurie Russell Pickert

My heart has been changed, and it’s proof that gentle prayers asking God to help you find peace can help you. It took almost 9 years, but I can finally look at a rabbit in my yard with peace in my heart.   Read more @ www.dearpeoplewhomgodloves

June 22, 2021

• BeBrave – Signature Talk Studio Showcase

Laurie Russell Pickert

This Thursday, our St. Stan’s blogger Katie Walter is participating in a Signature Talk Showcase on the BeMoved Facebook page. She’s talking about her spiritual journey and how she’s integrated her relationship with God with her other work toward physical and emotional well being. Just a warning, early listeners cried when they heard it. However: […]

June 12, 2021

• Blog: Jesus Is Inclusive: A Pride Month Story

Laurie Russell Pickert

Father Clay says “Jesus was inclusive.” And he says we’re called to mirror that inclusiveness and communicate it in the way we live. Which means that it was my petition, too. It’s my job to live the value of human rights even when – especially when – it isn’t my humanity that’s under attack.   […]

June 5, 2021

• July 1 Marks End of Dispensation in MN

Laurie Russell Pickert

To learn more about the July 1st end of dispensation please see this link at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. and Archbishop Hebda’s Letter to the Diocese.

June 1, 2021

• Masses Changes Beginning in June

Laurie Russell Pickert

MASS CHANGES THIS MONTH We thank you all for your kind patience, understanding, and consideration of safety for yourself and others as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning the weekend of June 5 & 6, we plan to resume the celebration of Mass as we had before the pandemic.  We will continue to live […]

May 22, 2021

• Blog: Love, Accept, Faults, Sins

Laurie Russell Pickert

Love, Accept, Faults, Sins I found this homily from 2013 where Father Clay examines the “I am not worthy” phrase. I wanted to share it now in case anyone needed a reframe on worthiness. Also, this morning I met with an old colleague and explained this blog -and this language was the most potent example […]

May 19, 2021

• Blog: Back to distance learning, trying not to rush

Laurie Russell Pickert

Back to distance learning, trying not to rush Life is good, and there is so much out of our control. I want my daughter and her classmates to be healthy and back together in their classroom. I want to do the fun things I have for my work tomorrow rather than be home with chills. I […]

May 8, 2021

• Blog: Yoga, centering prayer, and the Eucharist

Laurie Russell Pickert

Yoga, centering prayer, and the Eucharist This homily excerpt from Father Clay speaks to the idea of coming to the Eucharist just as we are. I celebrate that idea, that we don’t have to check all the obedience and purity boxes to show up for communion. It is there for us no matter what. Dear People […]

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