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    WINE ~ Women In the New Evangelization

    WINE is a creative and inspired ministry to invigorate Catholic parishes through encouraging, supporting, and nurturing women in the faith and by equipping and mobilizing women as intentional disciples of Christ.
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

By Sarah Damm My alarm went off early for a Saturday morning, but it wasn’t just any Saturday. It was my twins’ First Holy Communion. I wanted to get a jumpstart on the day, so that I could have a few moments of quiet before the busyness began. By the time children trickled downstairs, I was ready to attend to their needs, especially Luke and Veronica’s.... [Read more...]


From the Heart of Mary

By Deborah Kendrick Forty years after my conversion to Christianity, I came into the Catholic Church. So many treasures awaited me. To my surprise, I began to look at Jesus through the eyes of Mary. She had been visited like no other person by the Holy Spirit Himself, and the Son of God was conceived in her. She walked alone with Jesus, carrying Him... [Read more...]

  • ‘…The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus was also invited…’ (John 2:1)

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NWW ~ Everyone Loves a Good Story


By Alyssa Bormes When I’m not writing for WINE, speaking at events, or hosting a Catholic radio show, I have a real job. I teach theology to teenagers. The other day, Kelly Wahlquist, founder of WINE, asked me about my favorite experience teaching teens the faith. That was easy to answer! We had a Protestant student in our class, and I was teaching about the queen, Bathsheba, having the ear of her son, King Solomon. I was explaining to the kids... [Read more...]

From the Vine ~ Come, Holy Spirit!

Go, make disciples of all nations.

By Crystal Crocker My husband paid the driver, as our small group emerged into the morning sun and walked briskly down the cobblestones toward the obelisk. We were to meet our guide there at 8 o’clock sharp. He would be in black was our only description. My concern for locating one dressed in black among the probability of many dressed in black quickly evaporated as we entered an empty plaza. “Most Romans are late risers,” he smiled as he shook... [Read more...]

NWW ~ Sharing My Secret: Why I Really Shop at Thrift Stores


By Marge Fenelon I shop at thrift stores. I know that’s not a novel idea—you probably shop at them as well if you’re cost-conscious and practical.  Most of us can’t stand to pass up a good bargain, and thrift stores are full of them. We also like to support a good cause and many thrift stores are run by charity or service organizations, so we’re helping others by shopping there. As far as thrift stores are concerned, I’m... [Read more...]

  • The Roots of WINE

    The Roots of WINE

    * While WINE is a national ministry, it is beginning by taking root and growing in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Working in partnership with the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, WINE will roll out in Archdiocesan parishes in the fall of 2015. We invite you to follow along, to join in with our online book club, to explore our website and to attend any WINE events. We also invite you to join us in prayer for this beautiful women’s ministry as we grow. It is our hope that women on fire for their faith will see the beautiful fruit of WINE and soon it will spread to all corners of the world.
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