BISMARCK, ND — Dr. Harold Kasimow's free, public lecture, “St. John Paul II, Champion of Dialogue and Peace: A Jewish Perspective,” is tonight at the University of Mary's Gary Tharaldson School of Business. Kasimow is a Jewish scholar, Poland native and Holocaust survivor whose works on interfaith dialogue have been published in six countries including the U.S.
On the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest, St. John Paul II published a memoir which offered a personal glimpse into his priestly heart. He focused on two words, two realities that were the most prominent in his life: mystery and gift — the mystery of Christ and the gift of believing in Him.
A wedding banquet was not when we might have expected Jesus' first miracle. Usually, His miracles cured the sick, healed the leper, fed a hungry crowd of thousands, gave sight to the blind. So why did He work His first miracle at a wedding banquet?