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We come bearing peace

 “Pedimos posada/we ask for shelter” A procession, a prayer, a cry through the streets of our city. Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm.  We walk through the streets of our city, with Mary and Joseph for all who seek shelter. We will keep walking! We will keep opening the door! We will not let fear and […]

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This is the day!

 (What Are You Waiting For?) It’s been really cold in Minneapolis this week—January-style cold not even halfway through November. Fortunately, our arts and healing program can take place indoors, year-round. This week, our Artistic Director Luísa worked with participants and staff from the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center on a panel they began this summer.  Our […]

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It may be fall… but it’s planting time!

Just a Few Days until Give to the Max DAY, seed planters!  You can be a planter of hope and beauty in the neighborhood, by supporting us on Give to the Max Day, November 14. Here’s some incentives to get you going: $25: One of our prize youth photographs $50 One youth photograph and one […]

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Harvesting seeds that others planted

Help Us Keep Seeding Hope and Beauty! Look at these photos from our Young Leader Program, going back to 2010.  Where are these young women now? One is a sophomore at St. Olaf College.  Some have married and started families.  Some work full time jobs.  And one is on our board of directors! We know […]

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Lighting up for Peace

We were blessed by so many artists at our September 21 celebration of International Peace Day: lantern makers, musicians, projection artists, youth photographers, puppeteers and chalk artists.  But perhaps the biggest artist of all was Light itself.  What is it about light shining in the darkness that so stirs our souls? We walked through the […]

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We Practice Peace

Peace is something we long for, whether it be inner peace, peace in our neighborhood, or world peace. And peace is something that often seems scarce. This has been a challenging year for our neighborhood and our world. Locally, the opioid and homelessness crises have spiked; globally, we have seen terrible persecution of migrants and […]

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Bearing Fruit

The Blossoming of a Young Leader The Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts at St. Paul’s invests in youth from an early age.  We believe in nurturing the artistic and social vision and energy of youth. From an early age.  One of our favorite quotes is from Pablo Picasso: “Every child is an artist. […]

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Seeds are growing! Summer rolls on!

Our corn was more than knee high by the 4th of July, and the tomatoes and chiles and beans are doing great as well! With all the rain we’ve been receiving, the weeds are doing well also! But with the hard work of our Farmer Silas, and the help of the Young Leaders, we are […]

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Day Camp is coming!

¡PROGRAMA PARA NIÑOS! Semilla and St. Paul’s Lutheran’s annual summer day camp for children 3 to 11 is June 10-14.  The theme for the summer is: “This Sacred Land.” Each day, from 10 am to 2 pm, children will explore our connection with the earth, the Spirit and the community.  Activities include: Art with Sandy […]

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Semilla has been around town!

May is barely half gone, and it has already been a busy month At the May 3-4 Assembly of the Minneapolis Area Synod, our Artistic Director, Pr. Cabello Hansel designed three panels on the themes of ending world hunger, protecting the earth and unity among peoples. Dozens of people helped make an entire mosaic in […]

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