October 15, 2014

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Life’s mysteries, from another point of view

Young readers will take a journey filled with magical illustrations that offer out-of-this-world ways to look at life’s hard-to-accept mysteries.

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October 13, 2014

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KITUI -ST. PAUL PARTNERSHIP MARKS ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

The anniversary was held at Museve parish, where 240 faithful were given the sacrament of confirmation.Their was also exchange of gifts whereby the Kitui diocese gave St. Paul calabashes for baptism and St. Paul gave Kitui chalices.   The partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Kitui and The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis […]

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October 13, 2014

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Final prep for firearms deer season

Yesterday was a fun day in the field getting deer stands ready for the firearms deer opener Nov. 8.

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October 13, 2014

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Asked to speak at a funeral?

Here’s a valuable little booklet to have on hand should you or someone you know be asked to speak about a friend or loved one at a Catholic funeral.

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October 11, 2014

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Brittany Maynard, Starlings & the Body of Christ

Brittany Maynard’s story was covered in media all over the country. We have heard from Brittany’s perspective and her parents and her husband but the story not being told is the story from our Heavenly Father’s point of view. We do not know God’s plan. We tend to think our stories are about us but in reality it is the bigger story of God’s great plan that we need to keep in mind. In our small minds we loose sight of God’s larger plan just because we cant comprehend it. We think because we don’t know why, then it cannot be.

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October 10, 2014

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Fideles Lindner Memorial in Kitui

Our Archdiocesan Solidarity Partnership with the Diocese of Kitui began in 2004. Fideles Lindner, from St Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings, was one of the original parishioners who helped form the Partnership and led many of the delegations to Kenya. Fideles, who is affectionately called “grandmother” by the Kamba tribe in Kitui, passed away several years ago. It was a heartbreak for all.

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October 10, 2014

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Living in the Bush: without water

The sun beats down from directly overhead, burning the skin after a very short while. The breeze does provide some relief, especially in the shade. It is the end of the dry season and there is little vegetation on the ground. Many of the trees are bare, though some trees stubbornly stay green. The ground is hard. The washboard dirt roads have numerous ruts and washouts … driving 15-20 kilometers can take an hour or more.

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October 9, 2014

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Kwa Koke Earth Dam Visit

The Diocese of Kitui has experienced an almost devastating drought for some 10 years. When it does rain, which is usually just twice a year, the ground is often so solid and dry that water runs off. The partnership consisting of members from the Diocese of Kitui and the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis came together to discuss ways to help with the water situation.

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October 9, 2014

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Community gathering in St. Mary’s Parish, Miambani, Kitui, Kenya

All morning long preparations were being made for the big community fundraiser in Miambani. Huge tents were assembled and positioned, then moved again to be in just the right spot. The children, all in their school uniforms of navy blue sweaters, white collared shirts and either blank pants for the boys or a plaid jumper for the girls, raised the plastic chairs above their heads and placed them in neat rows under the tents.

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October 8, 2014

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Facing HIV/AIDS in Kitui

On Monday, October 6, Joyce, Jodee and I (Lucy) were privileged to attend an HIV/AIDS support group sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Kitui. This group, which has been meeting since 2005, is composed of both Muslim and Christian women and men. The stories they shared of being isolated, afraid and stigmatized were very powerful. Through the Catholic Church, they have received household items such as mattresses and medication not provided by the government. More importantly, this group and the church have given them hope and a purpose.

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