Pilgrimage to mark 15th anniversary of priest’s death

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July 31, 2015

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Father John Kaiser

By Kristi Anderson
The Visitor

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, people from all walks of life will board a bus at Sacred Heart Church in Sauk Rapids and make the 125-mile trip to St. James Church in Maine Township, where Mill Hill Missionary Father John Kaiser was baptized.

“The world desperately needs heroes,” said retired Father Tony Kroll, one of the event’s organizers. “Father Kaiser was a real hero. A church that doesn’t remember its martyrs is a dead church.”

The “Real Hero” tour, in memory of the priest who was killed 15 years ago while serving in Kenya, will leave Sacred Heart at 8 a.m. and St. Mary’s Cathedral at 8:30 a.m. Along the way, the bus will stop at St. Mary Church in Alexandria, where retired Father Bob Kieffer will deliver a short presentation on Pope Francis’ document, “The Joy of the Gospel.”

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