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“What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in
mind and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many
to the desire for God and for true life, life without end.”
Pope Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, n.13, 2011

Year of Faith Essay Winners

Grand Prize Winner -- Nathan Drees, Pacelli High School, Austin
His chosen saint: Saint Joseph of Cupertino
The Year of Faith Saint for the Diocese of Winona is Saint Joseph of Cupertino.
First Place 4-6 grades
First Place 7-8 grades
First Place 9-12 grades
Isaac Drees
Home School
Queen of Angels Parish
Saint Gianna Molla
Peter Lehn
Home School
Saint Peter's Parish
Saint Paul
John Ethen
Pacelli Catholic Schools
Saint Joseph
Claire Nichols
Winona Area Catholic School
Saint Dominic Savio
Megan Schwartzhoff
Saint Mary's School
Saint Cecilia
Thank you to all who enterd the
contest. It was very hard to
chose the winner. Blessings

“Art and faith: a combination that accompanies the Church and the Holy See for two thousand years; a combination that we need even more today in our commitment to announcing to the men and women of our time the Gospel of a God who is infinite Beauty and Love.”
Pope Benedict XVI


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Diocese of Winona
55 W. Sanborn
PO Box 588
Winona MN 55987

Contact: Joel Hennessy

Phone:(507) 454-4643
Fax:(507) 454-8106