One Body

Immigrant Families and the Catholic Church in Minnesota

What is One Body?

One Body is a group of Catholic parishes committed to addressing the crisis facing immigrant families in our church and in Minnesota.

"It is my strong and independent aunts’ commitment to the real values of the Catholic Church to welcome the stranger that calls me to the One Body path."

Meghan Grossman

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

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Papal Quotes on Immigration

"A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of them self, so that those who govern can govern. None of us can say, ‘I have nothing to do with this, they govern.’ Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good.  I cannot wash my hands, eh? We all have to give something!" (Sept 16, 2013)


“The family of Nazareth in exile, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, emigrants and taking refuge in Egypt to escape the fury of an evil king, are the model, the example and the support of all emigrants and pilgrims of every age and every country, of all refugees of any condition who, compelled by persecution and need, are forced to abandon their homeland, their beloved relatives, their neighbors, their dear friends, and move to a foreign land” (Exsul familia, AAS 44, 1952, 649).

"The unbreakable bond between love of God and love of neighbor is emphasized. One is so closely connected to the other that to say that we love God becomes a lie if we are closed to our neighbor or hate him altogether." (God is Love), #16

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