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I was motivated to write my memoir, THIS REALLY HAPPENED, ONE MISSIONARY'S STORY OF TRANSFORMATION as a means of reflecting on my 75 years and presenting it in book form so that others might identify with my story as they reflect on the happenings in their lives.. Everyone's life story is a part of the whole of human history and merits being told.

Karen Kennelly, CSJ wrote this about the book: 

"The author gives us a rare gift: the story of a life that is both unique and universal. Her vivid recollections of family and childhood in Montana and of her life as a religious and missionary in Minnesota, Peru, Venezuela, and Texas are a deeply personal account of "one missionary's transformation." Yet every reader can relate to the human experiences of sorrow and loss, of love and friendship, and of life's many transitions that Kathleen relates with such keen sensitivity and insight. Every reader can identify, too, with the unfolding call to mission that marked the author's journey. Her memoir is a poignant invitation to reflect on our own journeys in a spirit of adventure and gratitude for all that has been and for all that is yet to come."


Kathleen Judge, CSJ

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Council of the Baptized Open Forum, May 8, 2018


The Open Forum is held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. 

Continuing our discussion of Vatican II spirituality on May 8,  Nancy Gotto and Bonnie Strand, Council of the Baptized members, with Catherine Michaud, C.S.J., will be discussing the People of God: Sharing in the roles of Jesus, Priest, Prophet, and King.

What does Vatican II say about the shared mission of Christ? 
Does Baptism really establish us as a royal priesthood? 
Have you embraced your anointed prophet yet?   

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CCCR/Council of the Baptized Lay Network

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for a strong lay voice on matters of concern in our Archdiocese. 


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