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St. Francis Mission - Located in St. Francis, SD

About St. Francis Mission

St. Francis Mission is a ministry of the of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) among the 20,000 Lakota (Sioux) people on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota. It is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1886.  The purpose of the Mission is to  re-evangelize Catholic Lakota people and bring the Gospel of Jesus the Christ to those who have not heard it.

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Engaging the Word: 08/31/2014

You can’t have your cake and eat it too.   When is saving something really wasting something? Cake is meant to be eaten.  If it doesn’t get eaten, it goes to waste.  So if you save it, you waste it. Now for a cake there’s no pain involved in fulfilling its purpose.  Cakes do not… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: The Twentieth week of Ordinary Time

An important theme in today’s readings is the universal call of Christianity. Many religions in the ancient world were national religions, but Jesus preached a different message. Jesus is the one savior of all mankind, so he taught that the Church would be open to peoples of all nations, races, and ethnicities. It is faith,… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: August 10th, 2014

Today’s readings invite us to listen to God—and warn us against those “noises” that prevent us from hearing him. In the first reading, God’s mes-sage comes to the prophet Elijah as a “tiny whispering sound” after the distractions of storm, earthquake, and fire. In our own day, too, the Gospel is often difficult to hear… Read more »

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