Friday, October 31, 2008

Out and About - October 2008

On Solidarity Sunday, October 5, I delivered the homily at the Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community - an intentional faith community composed of people who up until March of this year had worshiped at the South Minneapolis parish of St. Stephen’s.

To read the text of my homily, “Dispatches from the Periphery,” click here.

In the photo above I’m pictured with three of the inspiring elders of St. Stephen’s, (from left) Beryl Wolney, Julie Koegl, and Theresa Mueller. Beryl and Julie feature in The Progressive Catholic Voice documentary, The Spirit of St. Stephen’s: Celebrating the Past and Envisioning the Future of a Catholic Community in Transition.

Above: Celebrating Dignity Twin Cities34th Anniversary with Rev. Marty Shanahan of Spirit of Hope Catholic Community – October 10, 2008.

From left: Greg, Roman, Jenny Downey, Rev. Marty Shanahan, Jeanne Cornish, Jim Larson, Brian McNeill (Dignity Twin Cities president), and David Cornish.

Above: On Sunday, October 12, my friend Jane McDonald, CSJ (left) and I visited the St. Joseph Workers house in Minneapolis.

The St. Joseph Workers program is a volunteer program of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet - St. Paul Province that trains, supports, and mentors young women to be change agents while meeting direct needs in the community and working for justice. The program is grounded in the values of justice, leadership, spirituality, intentional community, and living simply.

Above: Soul singer Maxwell in concert at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis – October 21, 2008.

For more images of Maxwell in concert, click here.

Above and below: CPCSM’s October board meeting – October 22, 2008.

From left: David McCaffrey (CPCSM co-founder and board vice-president); Mary Lynn Murphy (outgoing CPCSM president); Brigid McDonald; Paul Fleege; Tom Murr; Theresa O’Brien; Mary Beckfeld (incoming CPCSM president); and Rick Notch (CPCSM treasurer).

Above and below: Celebrating my 43rd birthday – October 23, 2008.

In the image above I’m pictured with my friends (from left) Carol and Ken Masters, Paul Chillman, and Kathleen Rouna.

Above: Carrie and Cass.

Above (from left): Rita, Daniel, Mike, Mary Lynn, Kate, Kathleen, and Marguerite.

Above: Nicholas, Paula, Roman, Kate, and Greg.

Above: Mary Lynn, Daniel, Kate, and Kathleen.

Above and below: The beauty of autumn in Minnesota!

For more images, click here.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Back in the USA
Out and About - April 2007
Out and About - May 2007
Out and About - June 2007
Out and About - July 2007
Out and About - August 2007
Out and About - September 2007
Out and About - October 2007
Out and About - November 2007
Out and About - December 2007
Out and About - January 2008
Out and About - February 2008
Out and About - March 2008
Out and About: April 2008
Out and About - May 2008
Out and About - June 2008
Out and About - July 2008
Out and About - August 2008
Out and About - September 2008


crystal said...

I stole your "out and about" title for a past post :)

Nice fall photos!

Tc said...

Happy birthday!