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Saint André Column


The Saint André Column is a collection of thoughts, posts, conversation starters, and little tidbits of food for thought, just because. This collection includes monthly Moments of Beauty (MOB), interviews with community members (Community Corners), updates on news (Check It Out) and also events (Save The Date), a summer series entitled “For Your Consideration” (FYC), and plenty more. We hope you enjoy!

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MOB: December, 2014

Moment of Beauty | December, 2014 A natural Christmas Tree, lit by a nearby home, stands tall in the snow in New England

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MOB: November, 2014

Moment of Beauty | November, 2014 Early winter hiking at the Crystal Cave along Skaftafell, Iceland’s many glaciers

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MOB: October, 2014

Moment of Beauty | October, 2014 Abandoned church, covered in autumn leaves, just outside Armidale, Australia

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MOB: September, 2014

Moment of Beauty | September, 2014 Remaining stairs of the historic Madame Sherri Castle Ruins, located in the southwest corner of New Hampshire

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FYC: A Mini-Home Away From Home

For Your Consideration | August 27, 2014 Welcome back! It’s the final week of our summer series! Which means that today marks the official end of our 2014 “For Your Consideration” offerings. We hope that you’ve enjoyed them – learned from … Continue reading

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MOB: August, 2014

Moment of Beauty | August, 2014 Late summer clouds climb the 2,800m sides of Mount Roraima in Venezuela’s Pakaraima Mountains

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FYC: Rethink Homelessness

For Your Consideration | July 30, 2014 Welcome back to our summer series of dignified and considerate ways that we think about issues of homelessness, poverty, mental illness, addiction, and isolation. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page to reply to … Continue reading

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FYC: Housing First

For Your Consideration | July 23, 2014 Welcome back to our summer series, taking a look at dignified and *considerate* ways that we can help alleviate homelessness. And don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page to reply to the series posts directly. … Continue reading

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FYC: A Home Amongst Coats

For Your Consideration | July 16, 2014 Welcome back to our series highlighting the considerate ways in which we engage those that suffer on the margins of society. Want to leave your own comments or considerations? Visit our Facebook Page to reply … Continue reading

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FYC: Signs of Awareness

For Your Consideration | July 9, 2014 Welcome back to our series highlighting the considerate ways in which we engage those that suffer on the margins of society. Be sure to visit our Facebook Page to reply to the series posts directly. … Continue reading

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FYC: Just Say Hello

For Your Consideration | July 2, 2014 Hello! Hi! Howdy! And welcome back to our summer series looking at considerate ways in which we engage those that suffer on the margins of society. And today’s is perhaps the most basic form … Continue reading

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MOB: July, 2014

Moment of Beauty | July, 2014 A diver explores the underwater city of Shicheng China, flooded in 1959 to create the Qiandao Lake for the Xin’an River Dam project

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FYC: All Bottled Up

For Your Consideration | June 25, 2014 Welcome to the third entry in our Summer-long series that looks at creative and *considerate* ways that people around the world are tackling issues related to homelessness, poverty, mental illness, addiction, and isolation. Be … Continue reading

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FYC: A Helping of Humanization

For Your Consideration | June 18, 2014 Welcome to the second in our series to highlight the considerate ways in which we engage those that suffer on the margins of society. Be sure to visit our Facebook Page to reply to … Continue reading

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Community Corner: Noelle Niedo

Community Corner Noelle Frances Garcia Niedo Immersion Coordinator | August, 2013 – Present         Tell us a bit about yourself… Hometown: Ili’ili, American Samoa Other Places Lived: Portland, OR Academic & Professional Background: 2013 | B.S. Biology | University of … Continue reading

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FYC: Dignity on the Seine

For Your Consideration | June 11, 2014 Welcome to the first in our series to highlight the considerate ways in which we engage those that suffer on the margins of society. Have something to share? Email us directly at HERE … Continue reading

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MOB: June, 2014

Moment of Beauty | June, 2014 Summer begins at Plitvice Falls in the Lakes National Park, located in the Lika-Senj County of Croatia

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Community Corner: Becca Chavez

Community Corner Becca L. Chavez Evening Hospitality Coordinator | August, 2013 – Present          Tell us a bit about yourself… Hometown: Santa Clara, CA Other Places Lived: The Philippines; Granada, Spain; Santiago, Chile; Portland, OR Academic & Professional Background: 2013 … Continue reading

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MOB: May, 2014

Moment of Beauty | May, 2014 A late spring walk through the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan

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MOB: April, 2014

Moment of Beauty | April, 2014 Spring Morning along the abandoned railway of Jiancing in Taiwan’s Taipingshan National Forest

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Community Corner: Jess Aleksy

Community Corner Jessica E.M. Aleksy Director of Marketing & Development | January, 2012 – Present          Tell us a bit about yourself… Hometown: Cape Cod, MA Other Places Lived: Providence, RI; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Paris, France; Chicago, IL; Mpumalanga, South … Continue reading

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MOB: March, 2014

Moment of Beauty | March, 2014 Early spring shot of Moraine Lake in Banff National Bark, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Alberta, Canada

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Community Corner: Kyle Eilenfeldt

Community Corner Kyle Mark Eilenfeldt Front Office Manager | July, 2013 – Present         Tell us a bit about yourself… Hometown: Born in Chicago, Illinois; raised in Dallas, Texas Other Places Lived: An American Nomad, having lived also in Omaha, Milwaukee, … Continue reading

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Save The Date: Day of Gratitude

Day of Gratitude Tuesday, February 25th | 9:00am-7:00pm Saint André Bessette Catholic Church | 601 W. Burnside Street, Portland The Open Doors Campaign is officially closed!! And now it’s time to celebrate! On Tuesday, February 25th, we will host a full day … Continue reading

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MOB: February, 2014

Moment of Beauty | February, 2014 Distance view of the Alcazar de Segovia during, the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle, located in Central Spain

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Community Corner: Jared Fischer

Community Corner Jared Peter Fischer – Jesuit Volunteer Food Pantry Coordinator | August, 2013 – Present            Tell us a bit about yourself… Hometown: Custer, South Dakota Other Places Lived: Ashton, Idaho; Missoula, MT Academic & Professional Background: 2009 – … Continue reading

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Save The Date: Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting Tuesday, January 21st | 5:30pm-7:30pm Saint André Bessette Catholic Church | 601 W. Burnside Street, Portland This month, our community will host it’s first ever Annual Meeting. This meeting is meant to gather all community members together to hear … Continue reading

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Save The Date: Saint André Feast Day

St. André Feast Day Parish Breakfast Sunday, January 5th | 11:00am-1:00pm Saint André Bessette Catholic Church | 601 W. Burnside Street, Portland You’re Invited to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint André Bessette at our community’s first Parish Breakfast of 2014. Our Parish … Continue reading

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MOB: January, 2014

Moment of Beauty | January, 2014 An aerial view shows the snow covered church of the village of Jenisberg, near the Swiss Mountain’s winter resort of Davos

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Save The Date: Leadership Development Training

Leadership Development Training Wednesday, October 2nd | 5:30pm-7:00pm Saint André Bessette Catholic Church | 601 W. Burnside Street, Portland Are your ready to step into a leadership role in the Saint Andre Bessette Community? Join us for our first ever Leadership Development … Continue reading

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Save The Date: Renovation Hard Hat Party

Renovation Hard Hat Party Thursday, October 17th | 6:00pm-8:00pm Saint André Bessette Catholic Church | 601 W. Burnside Street, Portland You’re invited to go behind the scenes of our 2013 renovation with a Renovation Hard Hat Party! This fall, our community will benefit … Continue reading

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Community Corner: Fr. John Patrick Riley

Community Corner Fr. John Patrick Riley, C.S.C. Pastor | July, 2013 – Present Tell us a bit about yourself… Hometown: Lockport, NY Other Places Lived: Buffalo, NY, South Bend, IN, Charlottesville, VA, Wuerzburg, Germany, El Paso, TX, Notre Dame, IN, Cascade, … Continue reading

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