"Community is first of all a quality of the heart.
It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive
not for ourselves but for one another."
As the nights lengthen and days become shorter preparations begin for the coming winter. It is also the season of "thanks-giving" - a perfect time to pause, slow the pace,count blessings and feel gratitude for the abundance in our lives ... family, friends, listening hearts, shared stories,
the lingering colors in nature, plentiful food and water,
those who have gone before us making our very existence possible, all we hold dear inthe silence of our hearts . . .
Let us remember to live in gratitude each day through our generosity of spirit,compassionate responses and service to others.
Wishing you a most thoughtful and happy Thanksgiving.
The mission of the Diocese of Winona's "Safe Environment Program" is to ensure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.
We pursue this mission in three ways: