[quote=JCPhoenix]I realize that St. Paul has a huge following, and this is another post about that.
Let me say the negative first…Minnesota “Nice” is actually a political statement…nice to your face, ice in your back.
BUT, the 20-something Catholic scene that YOU are interested in and that, therefore, affects you the most does NOT fit the above description.
I am 31, but involved in the very active Frassati Society in our area. I go to Epiphany in Coon Rapids, and we have a new chapter, but the Cathedral has a thrriving and very large Frassati Society. They are young, orthodox, and will help you adjust to the cold with their warmth!
I actually love our archbishop, and have found him to be an orthodox, sincere, and living shepherd. Rather than letting the storm of politics and dissent move him, he is allowing himself to be guided by the Holy Spirit. God Bless him.
Orthodoxy is growing and overtaking the hold the feminazis have on the archdiocese. We are strong, we are faithful, and you will find more of us than those of them.
The cold…call me, and I’ll take you skiing…if you wear a size 8 Ior 9 'll give you my spare ski boots (too big for me).
It’s a beautiful area with a lot to offer. Sure, it’s very liberal, politically, and the gay capital of the world, but if you focus on the Eucharist you don’t mind them so much because you’re the only one who can see in all that particular darkness.
Don’t let the weather scare you…you will get used to it and it’s OK for adults to play in the snow. (That’s why God made skis and ice skates).
What else…oh, yes…if you decide to move here, send me your address or something and I’ll pass it on to the young adult groups in the area…you can be added to e-mail lists and welcomed to any group! If you’d prefer, I’ll send YOU e-mail links so that you can get in contact with Catholic young adults.
As far as vocations…well, in this desert up here, there are a lot of “progressive” orders, but there are also a few which are growing.
Sisters in Jesus the Lord is brand new, very orthodox, and based out of St. Agnes. They are not yet allowed to wear habits outside of the convent, but wear them inside. They are a missionary order, and from what I gather, they are Augustinian.
There are others, as well, which are good or looking to come to the Minneapolix-St.Paul area.
Can we ask why you would move here specifically? What company? Education? (Or do I need to go back and re-read your first post?)
You can IM me if you’d like, I’ll be happy to put you in contact with more local orthodox Catholics.
But the best reason for you to come here…we need YOU!
What a nice message
Now THAT is Minnesota Nice!