Entries by Amanda Hackett

The Power of Words

Scripture says, “When Jesus spoke, even demons heard his Word.” Words matter! Words are powerful! Words are also humble, searching and colorful! Most words have multiple meanings! “We speak eternal […]

Prayer Space

This past summer, I had the opportunity to visit an Indian village in North Dakota called Slant Village. As I walked around the five mud and grass-type dwellings covering logs, […]

Seeds of Faith

“Why do you not leave the Catholic church?” At this debilitating and demoralizing time within our church, I decided to take a small survey on why some people choose NOT […]

Food for the Journey

During these harvesting months, it’s easy to think about the smell of homemade bread, and if you are from Minnesota, you perhaps have the memory of delighting in the hearty […]

We Create the World We Want!

James Bowey, photographer and oral historian for refugees running from their native “homes that won’t let them stay,” recently provided an exhibit at the Paramount. The documentary hopes “that portraits […]

Sparking a Flame

One of the sanctuary candles in Sacred Heart Chapel was bathed in sunlight on a recent summer afternoon. Its beauty caught me immediately by surprise as I was walking through […]

A Prism and the God-Light

During the quiet of summer, when the sun shines brightly on everything I look at, I keep wanting to find words to express the gratefulness I feel for the people […]

Call to Holiness

Our daily breaking news reports often invite despondency! And I? After too many minutes of angry responses, I turn to Pope Francis for his ability to see the bigger picture […]

Overcoming Obstacles

Pope Francis can’t be beat! Recently, he traveled to Krakow, Poland, to participate in the World Youth Gathering, with upwards of 1 million people. It was a Sunday when he […]