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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 11, 2021 – Hour 1

Dynamic Parish Life: The Ice Mass at Michigan Tech  

We talk a lot about the importance of building dynamic parishes to form disciples, but it’s not always clear what that looks like. One such example can be found at Michigan Tech, where Fr. Ben Hasse and the students just celebrated their annual outdoor Ice Mass. Fr. Ben joins us.

Fr. Ben Hasse

Fr Ben Hasse is the Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry for St Albert the Great Parish, which serves the university community of Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI. Visit

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Michigan Tech holds annual ice mass

French Catholic nun to turn 117 after surviving COVID-19

Nun who survived flu pandemic, both world wars and coronavirus celebrates 117th birthday with red wine

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What does it mean to imitate Mary?     

There’s no shortage of graces available to us as followers of Christ, but we don’t always know how to access them. It is here that we can turn to Mary, who is the perfect model for disposing ourselves to God’s grace and to responding to that grace. On this feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, we talk with Fr. Quan Tran.

Fr. Quan Tran

Fr. Quan Tran is the author of The Imitation of Mary: Keys to Growth in Virtue and Grace. He’s a priest for the Diocese of Orange in California and currently assigned to St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach. Prior to entering the seminary, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Orange for ten years. In 2017, Father started his Fullness of Grace apostolate to help Christians grow in their faith by forming a deep spiritual life in which they live out their vocations to holiness, intimacy with God, and bearing witness to Christ. Visit

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