WITNESS OF FAITH
“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.
Cross made of drift wood at Holy Family Church, Kasson, MN
April 8: The Annunciation of the Lord (this liturgical year). Pictured above is a stained glass window, depicting the Annunciation, at Saint Peter and Paul's Church, Mankato, MN
"...the ‘Way of Beauty’ is a way capable of leading the mind and heart to the Lord, to elevate them to the heights of God."
Pope Benedict XVI
The Diocese of Winona is blessed with many beautiful Catholic Churches. These churches tend to be named after a title of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, or a Saint. To bring to mind the lives of people whom we honor in our Catholic Churches and schools because of their credible witness to the faith, we offer the opportunity for parishioners and schools to send in photos of a saint, whose painting, statue, or other replica is in their parish or school. We will post the picture and description of the saint during the month of the saint’s feast day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture and a short description of the picture.
“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.”