Save the date: Pro-life conference

The Diocese of Superior, with support from the Diocese of Duluth, is hosting a pro-life conference Saturday, Sept. 30. Speakers are Gloria Purvis, co-host of EWTN Morning Glory on Real Presence Radio, and Nic Davidson, a Duluth native and Theology of the Body speaker who has appeared at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey, and other parishes. “God’s Gift – To Love Every Body” is the title of the conference; the theme is “focusing on the meaning and importance of life in all forms, and loving every body at every stage.” The event, which also includes a dinner with the speakers Friday, Sept. 29, will be held at UW-Superior. Visit to learn more or to register.

Diocese has two new seminarians

Two men from the Diocese of Superior have been accepted and will begin studies for the Fall 2017 semester at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis. They are Dan Tracy, a FOCUS missionary from Superior who was featured in the Superior Catholic Herald last summer, and Deacon Joe Stefancin, who currently serves Holy Rosary, Medford.

Magnificat anniversary

Join Sr. Linda Koontz and Maria Vadia for two days of praise, worship, personal testimonies, prayer, teaching, healing, reconciliation and Eucharistic celebration as Our Lady of the Lakes chapter of Magnificat, Walker, Minnesota, celebrates 25 years of ministry. The celebration will take place Sept. 22-23 at Northern Lights Hotel and Convention Center, Walker. Reservations required by Sept. 15. Cost is $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday. To reserve tickets, call Lorri Henning, 218-507-0953.

Handmaids open second house

The Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus, a Diocese of New Ulm-based religious community formed in 2007, are opening a second house this fall. The new convent will be at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul. The community and its founder, Mother Mary Clare, were featured in the Superior Catholic Herald in 2014. Last fall, Ashley Beutler, a former youth minister from St. Patrick, Hudson, joined the community as a novice. She is now Sr. Maria Benedicta.

SCH seeks freelancers

Are you a writer or photographer? The Superior Catholic Herald is seeking to build a list of freelancers from across the diocese to cover events or submit stories as needed. Great opportunity for journalism students needing clips, retirees, or anyone with occasional time/availability. We pay $25 per photo and $1.50 per column inch for stories. Interested? Email .