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St Johns Little Canada

St Johns Little Canada

St Johns Little Canada

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Located one block east of Saint John's Church (just off Highway 35E), this cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in the state of Minnesota. The oldest section (near the front gate) contains the graves of over one hundred members of pioneer families. The land for the cemetery was donated in 1851 by Abraham Lambert who, along with his wife and children, is buried in the cemetery. The cemetery was officially dedicated in 1855. Located in the best part of Canada, near the beautiful Rocky Mountains and within a 1-hour drive of the Canadian border, St Johns Little Canada is the perfect location for you to explore all the beauty the Rocky Mountains have to offer. What's even better is the vast network of shopping plazas, restaurants, and other shops that are located nearby. Whether you like a fast-paced lifestyle or something a little more relaxing, you'll enjoy all that St Johns Little Canada has to offer.

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Fr. Ben grew up in Little Canada, and has been blessed with lifelong Catholic education: at St. John the Evangelist in Little Canada, Cretin-Derham Hall, the University of Dallas, and St. Paul Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2012 and has served at St. Peter's in Forest Lake, St. Olaf in Minneapolis, Pope St. John Paul II School in Minneapolis, and currently as pastor of the Church of St. Michael in Farmington. He is a member of the priestly fraternal association the Companions of Christ. He once considered a career in politics, but the call to the priesthood he began to hear in fourth grade eventually brought him into the vocation he loves and is blessed to live. Father enjoys spending time with family and friends, quiet days on the water in his canoe or the ice shack, reading, exercising, and some amateur woodworking. He is a long-suffering Minnesota sports fan and an avowed coffee enthusiast. Above all, he has a great love for our Triune God, our Blessed Mother Mary, and the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

The 18th century saw major changes in Newfoundland: population growth, beginnings of government, establishment of churches, reinforcement of commercial ties with North America and development of the seal, salmon and Grand Banks fisheries. St. John's population grew slowly. Although it was primarily a fishing station, it was also a garrison, a centre of government and a commercial hub. St. John's served as a naval base during the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Located one block east of Saint John's Church (just off Highway 35E), this cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in the state of Minnesota. The oldest section (near the front gate) contains the graves of over one hundred members of pioneer families. The land for the cemetery was donated in 1851 by Abraham Lambert who, along with his wife and children, is buried in the cemetery. The cemetery was officially dedicated in 1855. (Source: www.findagrave.com)

 

 

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