Personal Stewardship

Care for ourselves in mind, body and spirit

Each of our lives is a gift from God. By caring for ourselves tenderly and with vigilance, we can serve God and one another.

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. 
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
~ Teilhard de Chardin 

How do we care for ourselves?

By improving our healthful practices. Change is a developmental process and it all starts with You.  To God every person is precious, and caring for ourselves in mind, body, and spirit is in accordance with God's will.

Pray for personal health

Father, give us
Wisdom to perceive you,

Intellect to understand you,

Diligence to seek you,

Patience to wait for you,

Eyes to behold you,

A heart to meditate on you,

And a life to proclaim you,

Through the power of the spirit
of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 ~ Saint Benedict (480-547)

Children's Prayer

Creator God,
 You made us wonderful and holy.

Teach me…
 Teach me to take care of my body which helps me to work and play.

Teach me to feed my minds by learning new things, so that I may help others.

Teach me to listen with my heart, so I may share love and see the love that others give me.


Personal reflection

I have been given the ability to make healthful changes to better serve God and benefit myself and those around me. How can I actively care for myself? Remember, it’s OK to say, “It’s all about me!”

“For I know the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you.  When you look for me, you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:11-13

Upcoming Events

When Home Won't Let You Stay
Jul 7 to Jul 28
2019
Sunday
at
(All day)
When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in AmericaPhotographs by Jim BoweyExhibition: June 15 – July 28, 2019Community Event:  Thursday July 18, 6-8:00 PM  WHEN HOME WON’T LET YOU ...
School supplies
Jul 28
2019
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School and children who arrived in Minneapolis as refugees or asylees. Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday...
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School supplies
Aug 4
2019
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School and children who arrived in Minneapolis as refugees or asylees. Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday...
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School supplies
Aug 11
2019
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School and children who arrived in Minneapolis as refugees or asylees. Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday...
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School supplies
Aug 11
2019
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit students attending the Church of the Ascension Catholic School.Supplies Needed per Backpack1 Backpack 24...
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Aug 13
2019
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...
Aug 13
2019
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...
Hands raised
Aug 13
2019
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents. Register online in advance or join us day...
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Hands raised
Aug 18
2019
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Fall Festival 2017
Sep 8
2019
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Join us for The Basilica's annual Fall Festival where you can connect with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy handmade brats, fresh grown sweet corn, ice cream sundaes, and more! Stay for a variety...
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